Pirlo Under Threat at Sampdoria Ahead of Palermo Challenge

Sampdoria have been in a state of freefall, with the change in ownership over the summer not having any visible positive effects, except for the lowering of the club’s debts. Backed by Andrea Radrizzani, the Blucerchiati secured the signature of Andrea Pirlo to head the dugout, but things have not gone as planned in Genoa.

The latest 4-0 Coppa Italia defeat to Salernitana, before which they fell 3-1 to Sudtirol in Serie B, has been brought into the light amid talks of a potential managerial change. As per latest reports via MilanNews, three candidates have been shortlisted by Sampdoria, with the game against Palermo the final straw for Pirlo, who still has the chance to revive the club’s campaign.

Former Parma coach Beppe Iachini, ex-Spezia manager Luca Gotti and former Pisa boss Rolando Maran have been jotted down as potential successors to Pirlo. However, it is not jut the coaching team that is targeted for a change, with the upper management also in dire need of adjustment.

A new sporting director could be appointed as well, in view of the disastrous summer transfer market, where several key figures such as Wladimiro Falcone, Francesco Caputo and Manolo Gabbiadini left the club.

Sampdoria currently sit in 18th position after 11 games, with just seven points in their coffers so far. They are in danger of yet another relegation, this time to Serie C.

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