Giuseppe Iachini admits he is open to a Sampdoria return due to his love for the club. The position became available when Eusebio Di Francesco left the Stadio Luigi Ferraris earlier this week with Samp bottom of the Serie A standings, with just three points in the bank from seven games played.
Di Francesco had only been in the post since June and oversaw just the solitary victory over Torino on September 22, with four goals scored and 16 conceded so far this term. President Massimo Ferrero has wasted little time in looking for a replacement although he has been knocked back by the likes of Stefano Pioli and Gennaro Gattuso.
Pioli has now taken the Milan job, with Iachini and former Albania Coach De Biasi the duo left to battle it out for the Sampdoria role, according to Sky Sport Italia.
Iachini spent 13 months in charge of the Blucerchiati between November 2011 and December 2012, taking the club from the second tier to Serie A before leaving to coach Siena.
That proved a disastrous move and he has worked at Palermo (twice), Udinese, Sassuolo and Empoli over the past six years.
It remains to be seen if Ferrero opts to bring back the 55-year-old, but he certainly seems up for the challenge. “All I can say right now with certainty is that I would be very happy to return to Sampdoria for the rapport, the respect, the affection and the heart I share with these fans,” he told Telenord. “A wonderful relationship has been formed with this city and all the supporters. Sampdoria are in my heart.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.