Manchester United are said to be following Genoa coach Gian Piero Gasperini with great interest with a view to signing him.
According to Tuttosport, Sir Alex Ferguson is impressed with the 51-year-old's style of football in the port city and wants him at Old Trafford as his technical assistant.
The report claims Ferguson will help guide Gasperini into becoming the full-time manager there once the Scot calls it a day. Gasperini has been followed for a while now with a number of United scouts visiting Marassi on different occasions.
It is said Fergie is particularly attracted to Gasperini's unique style of football with Genoa becoming renowned for a hard-working, yet fluent pattern of play. But luring him could be a struggle as the Italian is fully committed to Genoa with his current deal not expiring until 2012. Furthermore, Fiorentina, Napoli and Juventus have all shown an interest in him previously.
But a major offer from England could lead to him taking action and following Carlo Ancelotti to the Premier League.
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com