Doria Vice-President Edoardo Garrone believes that Cassano could be of more use once he hangs up his boots.
"A return to Sampdoria is possible for Cassano, but not as a player," Garrone said.
"Cassano has an incredible gift and that is that he sees football like few other people in the world. He has a great ability of understanding whether a player is good or not at whatever age.
"Perhaps in the future, once Cassano retires, he could collaborate with us in trying to find new footballing talents."