Sampdoria coach Dejan Stankovic must face his past when he welcomes Inter to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris on Monday, looking to keep the Blucerchiati in Serie A.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, the ex-Serbia international enjoyed an excellent career as a midfielder with Inter from 2004 until 2013, winning five Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia crowns, and the Champions League with the Nerazzurri, but must put that behind him now.

Stankovic is currently struggling at the helm of Sampdoria, with the club languishing in 19th place in the table and in real threat of relegation.

Despite establishing himself as a legend at the club, Stankovic must now lead his team to a win over Inter in order to protect his job, with the 44-year-old under pressure to maintain Sampdoria’s top flight status.

Stankovic made 326 appearances for Inter after joining from Lazio, and scored 42 goals in all competitions.