The last few months have certainly been busy in many ways, but it doesn’t feel like that long ago that it took over 100 days to appoint a new manager after the exit of Neil Lennon.

Of course, now we have Ange Postecoglou in charge, and his plans are underway to implement the attacking style of play and philosophy that has been evidently clear so far.

However, if you cast your minds back to a few months ago, there were also some other names floating around as potential targets for the manager position.

One, in particular, being Italian coach Enzo Maresca.

The former Juventus midfielder, who was at Manchester City as u23s coach, was being heavily linked with a move to Parkhead. With some suggestions at that point that Fergal Harkin could have been involved in the appointment.

We all know what happened with that situation now, though, and Maresca now finds himself as boss of Serie B side Parma.

As reported by the Daily Record, reports in Italy from Tuttomercatoweb have suggested he could be in line for the sack due to a poor start to the campaign in the next few weeks.

They currently find themselves bottom of Serie B after six games as they look for an instant return to the top flight of Italian football on the first attempt. They were also knocked out of the Coppa Italia at the early stages.

Who knows what Maresca might have brought to the club if he was appointed.

With the improvements that have been made in the early stages of the Postecoglou era, though, I don’t think anyone would change things around. Especially with the Italian currently struggling in his role.


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