Having sped up Dick Advocaat's departure by firing the Dutchman earlier this week, Zenit St. Petersburg are now searching for his replacement, and according to Il Corriere dello Sport, their eyes have come to rest on Roma's Luciano Spalletti and former Inter boss Roberto Mancini.
The Italian paper is reporting that Zenit have almost reached an agreement with Spalletti, and the 50-year-old could sign a €4 million-per-season contract, which would also include bonuses, in the next few days.
However, earlier this summer the Tuscan tactician insisted he would remain with the Giallorossi for at least another two years amid interest from Juventus and Milan.
Zenit are also pursuing Roberto Mancini, who enjoyed considerable success with Inter in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal, but has failed to find another job since leaving the Nerazzurri last summer.
Mancini also showed his managerial prowess at both Fiorentina and Lazio, winning the Coppa Italia with both sides.
Anthony Wright, Goal.com