Sampdoria President Ponders Managerial Change, Italian Legend Touted for Role

Roberto D’Aversa’s managerial career at Sampdoria has taken a huge hit as his Blucerchiati outfit sit in the bottom of Serie A standings, just one place above the relegation zone – in 17th position after eight matchdays.

Claudio Ranieri’s tenure last season saw Il Doria finish ninth but this campaign could not have started worse for the Genoa club. They have endured four losses, three draws and just one win after eight games – having scored 11 and conceded 16 goals, the fourth worst record in the league so far.

Amid such downfall, D’Aversa’s future looks bleak and reports have emerged of a potential replacement taking his place. The name in contention is former Juventus manager and Milan legend Andrea Pirlo, according to JuveNews.

The club’s next match against 16th placed Spezia could well be decisive in president Massimo Ferrero taking a call on the former Parma manager’s future.

Pirlo has been out of work since leaving Juventus at the end of last season and is in high contention to take charge of Sampdoria, subject to the team’s performances in the upcoming weeks.