Vito Doria Date: 15th May 2021 at 12:00am
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Vincenzo Italiano has emerged as the prime candidate to replace at if the Neroverdi coach decides to join Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk.

The 43-year-old earned promotion from via the playoffs with the Ligurian club in 2019/20 season and the Aquilotti have the chance to secure their survival in their maiden campaign.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, have been impressed with the work Italiano has done at Spezia, especially his way of implementing an attacking philosophy with largely unknown and inexperienced players.

The Aquilotti coach was linked with prior to the 2020/21 season while have been interested and he remains an outside chance of getting the job if they part ways with Gennaro Gattuso.

seem the most likely to lure Italiano from though if De Zerbi leaves the Emilia-Romagna club after three seasons.

If De Zerbi does join Shakhtar Donetsk, he will be replacing outgoing Portuguese tactician Luis Castro.