Joaquin Caparros is in negotiations over a return to Sevilla as boss, according to various reports.
Italian coach Montella arrived to replace Eduardo Berizzo earlier this season, but despite guiding them to a Champions League quarter-final place and Copa del Rey final – it is not known if his efforts will keep him at the club past the summer as club officials grow concerned.
Sevilla officials were adamant at the start of the season that the Andalusian club should aim for a Champions League place, but a couple of poor results in the league have halted that progression.
And, a report in Sevilla Info earlier this month claimed that a replacement in Caparros has been discussed and it is now being reported by multiple outlets in Spain that the former coach is close to a return to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
Caparros, who is currently enjoying a break from football – spent five years at Sevilla, between 2000 and 2005 – before a spell with Osasuna.
His arrival would see Montella axed after just six months in charge, despite the Italian claiming last week that he had a contract for next season.
The former AC Milan boss has just 19 points from 16 games in La Liga and lost the Copa del Rey final to Barcelona on Saturday evening 5-0.