Roberto Donadoni has emerged as a bolter for the AC Milan job.
Milan sources last night declared former Italy and Livorno coach Donadoni was now a sure bet to return to the Rossoneri to succeed Leonardo.
Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani dropped a big hint in the afternoon, declaring: "We have time. The new coach will be someone no-one has so far nominated."
It's suggested Donadoni will meet with Milan officials, including Galliani, today to discuss the coaching job.
Those Donadoni must beat for the post are Filippo Galli, Mauro Tassotti, Massimiliano Allegri and Marcello Lippi.