Maradona has expressed interest in the job as Walter Mazzarri refuses to discuss new terms.
"I've known him for many years. He deserves a chance as coach of Napoli, it would be great for him and the fans," Canigga told TMW.
"For what he did as a player he would be entitled to a chance. When playing he united Naples, South against the North. He was a great. Yes, I would like to see him on the bench of the Azzurri."