Not so long ago, Eusebio Di Francesco was considered one of the brightest coaches in Italian football. The 52-year-old was the man behind Sassuolo’s rise into the scene, and his Roma stint started on a good note.
The manager, himself a former Giallorossi player, led the capital city team to the 2018 Champions Final semifinals after a historic comeback victory against Barcelona in the quarter-finals.
Unfortunately for Eusebio, his career has since been on the decline as he has been sacked by Roma, Cagliari and Sampdoria over the past three seasons.
Di Francesco received another chance from Hellas Verona but could be quickly sacked again after three straight defeats.
Corresponding ilBianconero, there are two main contenders in case Verona chooses to swing the ax. The first would be the experienced Rolando Maran, who previously directed Catania, Chievo, Genoa and Calgiari, among others.
The second candidate is former Juventus defender Igor Tudor. The Croatian player for the old lady between 1998 and 2007 before retiring at the age of 30 due to recurring injury problems.
The former central defender started a coaching career and took over players like Galatasaray, Udinese and Hajduk Split. Last season, Tudor served as assistant manager for Andrea Pirlo at Juventus but he has reportedly become dissatisfied with his role. He was also recommended as an interim trainer when the maestro was about to be fired in the middle of the campaign.