Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri is closing in on a return to football management with Italian Serie A side Sampdoria.
The Italian tactician has not been in the dugout since he left AS Roma at the end of last season.
He was a temporary manager at Italian capital club AS Roma and the former Juventus and AS Monaco boss spent three months with the Europa League campaigners on the back of replacing Eusebio Di Francesco who resigned from his job as the AS Roma manager in March.
Ranieri will replace the same Eusebio Di Francesco at Sampdoria after he was sacked earlier this week on the back of just two wins in all competitions this term.
Experienced manager Claudio Ranieri is said to have agreed a contract worth 34,000 pounds on a weekly basis.
Claudio Ranieri was the Chelsea manager for four years before his contract was terminated in 2004.
His finest hour as a football manager was in the Premier League.
The Italian masterminded one of the biggest feats recorded in football in recent times when he led Leicester City to an unlikely Premier League title during the 2015/16 season.
The Foxes won the league title under his watch three years ago.