Former Genoa coach Francesco Guidolin is expected to be named the next coach of Monaco in the next 24 hours.

Guidolin will replace Didier Deschamps who resigned as coach after a poor run of form left them 15th in Ligue 1 and out of the Champions League.

Monaco have been unbeaten in four games under caretaker coach Jean Petit.

Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Monday that Guidolin, who left Genoa when they were relegated to Serie C after corruption allegations, was joining Monaco.

The club are expected to confirm his appointment on Wednesday.