Walter Zenga has confirmed that he is on the verge of returning to Sampdoria as the team's head coach.
Zenga will be replacing Sinisa Mihajlovic who left the club earlier this week and has since been appointed coach of AC Milan.
Zenga had 58 caps for Italy and was one of the best goalkeepers in the world during his time at Inter Milan. He made over 300 appearances for Inter between 1982 and 1994 before moving to Sampdoria where he stayed for two seasons.
Zenga appears to be excited about coming back to Genoa and told reporters;
“I can assure you that it is a great thrill for me to take over as Sampdoria coach. I spent two unforgettable years in Genoa. I am taking the place of a good friend in Mihajlovic and it is a good challenge for me. I did not have to think for a moment when I heard Ferrero’s offer. He is a passionate, determined character with great desire and Samp are Samp. This is a great challenge and we will all be ready to do well. A message for the fans? I’m back;" said Zenga.
The former Azzurri number ones first task in charge of Sampdoria will be to prepare the club for the Europa League next season after city rivals Genoa withdrew their appeal yesterday meaning Sampdoria have been awarded Serie A's final European spot.