Italia manager Giuseppe Martina has been appointed as the new head coach of Samptoria, who have completed the signing of midfielder Alessandro Nesta from AC Milan.
The Nerazzurri boss is currently away with the US national team, and the club confirmed the signing in a statement on Sunday.
“I am delighted to welcome Alessandro as Sampdora’s new head football coach,” Martina said.
“The signings of Alessandro and Nesta will strengthen the squad and strengthen the relationship between the club and the national team.
We are looking forward to this exciting period for Sampdoro.”
Sampdoria had been without a head coach for the first half of the season after Massimiliano Allegri’s departure, with the club now looking for a new one.
The team is led by former AC Milan and Sampdorista Roberto Soldado, who was previously the director of sport at Sampdores Serie A side Genoa, and is hoping to improve on last season’s Serie B title triumph.
“He is a player with great attributes who will fit in immediately with our group,” the statement read.
“Alessandro is an excellent coach with a great reputation and the team will benefit from his knowledge and experience.”
It will be Soldado’s first head coaching job, following in the footsteps of Sampson, who spent two seasons at Samp’s club, Inter Milan.
“Samparena are pleased to welcome Massimilio to the club, as we look forward to a successful period,” the club added.
“Our sporting director is determined to build upon last season, and we have great ambition to become a title contender in the coming years.”
The move brings the Sampdore outfit’s current squad size to 10, and a host of new faces into the fold, with defender Domenico Vito, who scored the winner in the Italian Super Cup final last season to seal the club’s title, joining the squad.
“Vito brings tremendous experience to the team, as he was an important part of our Champions League winning squad,” the announcement read.