Manager of Sampdoria, Dejan Stankovic is a former Serie A player.

Serbian Dejan Stankovic, 44, was an ex-midfielder for Inter Milan and Lazio Rome

Paulenzo Isidro was appointed coach of Sampdoria Genoa after the ousting of Marco Giampaolo on Sunday and until June 30, 2023.

His goal is to increase a club's total breakdown of results this season, with only two points taken during the first eight days of Serie A (two draws, six losses).

Marco Giampaolo, sacked after the meeting, was fatally beaten at home by promoted Monza (3-0) on Sunday.

Stankovic left his position as Red Star Belgrade coach at the end of August after failing to qualify the club for the Champions League group stage for the third time.

He won the Serbian Championship three times in 2018, but has never qualified for the C1.

Stankovic knows Italian football well, where he played for fifteen years at Lazio (98-2004) then at Inter (2008-2015).

He was very successful, winning six league titles and two European cups with the Laziali.

Jose Mourinho had won the Cup Winners' Cup with Roma and the Champions League in 2010 with Inter.

Sampdoria is currently four points behind its opponent, Bologna (17th) in the first non-relegation game.