Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes also a target as Mazzarri rumoured to be leaving.
Napoli have identified former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo and current interim coach Rafa Benitez as two potential candidates to replace Walter Mazzarri, according to Tuttosport.
The Partenopei are set to find out on Saturday whether or not their current boss will remain beyond the summer, with speculation suggesting he has signed a deal to take over at Inter next season, as reported by football-italia.net.
With uncertainty over star striker Edinson Cavani’s future too, the club are wasting little time in finding a suitable replacement for their Italian tactician should he decide to leave.
Amongst the potential successors are Di Matteo and Benitez, with the latter still of course in charge at the west London club. However, he will be looking for a job despite leading Chelsea to the Europa League title on Wednesday night.
Benitez has already had a stint in Italy, having taken over Inter following the departure of Jose Mourinho to Real Madrid.
However, despite the Spaniard publicly revealing he didn’t enjoy his time in Milan, he is open to the possibility of returning to the peninsula with the southern giants.
Latest reports also suggest that current Bayern coach Jupp Heynckes is also in the running, despite his decision to retire from football at the end of the season.
The German coach has admitted that due to his advanced years it is unlikely he would embark on an adventure abroad at this late stage in his career, thus giving more hope to either Benitez or Di Matteo of landing the job.
Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is likely to receive some answers from Mazzarri in a surprise press conference the coach has called for Saturday afternoon, and if it is announced that he will be leaving at the end of the campaign, one of Europe’s biggest jobs will be on offer.