Antonio Conte is in the frame to become the next Napoli manager as the pressure increases on Rudi Garcia.
Garcia replaced the club’s title-winning coach, Luciano Spalletti, during the summer but has made a disappointing start to his tenure with the Italian champions fifth in the table and seven points behind leaders AC Milan.
Napoli are understood to be considering change in a bid to get their Serie A title defence back on track, having won a first Scudetto in 33 years under Spalletti last season.
Calciomercato are reporting that former Marseille manager Igor Tudor is a potential target for Napoli, though president Aurelio De Laurentiis is keen to bring Conte to the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium.
Conte has been without a club since leaving Tottenham by mutual consent in March, following an explosive rant in which he called the club’s squad ‘selfish’ after a draw with Southampton.
The 54-year-old has a proven track-record of success in Serie A having won four league titles during spells at Juventus and Inter Milan. He also won a Premier League title and the FA Cup during a two-season stint in charge of Chelsea.