A recent poor run of results have left Gennaro Gattuso facing the prospect of losing his job as Napoli manager.
Gattuso had nothing to say about the supposed pressure on his job after Napoli suffered yet another disappointing result.
This comes in the wake of his side’s 3-1 defeat to Atalanta on Wednesday night. A result that saw Napoli suffer another loss and also bow out of the Coppa Italia.
Napoli and Gattuso won the competition last season and it was a key reason the Italian manager was offered a three-year deal by the Partenopei.
Napoli are sixth in Serie A, three points off the top-four with a game in hand. However, recent disappointing results, such as a draw with relegation-threatened Torino or shock defeats to Hellas Verona and Spezia, have prompted murmurs of boardroom unrest.
It doesn’t get any easier for Gattuso and Napoli as they take on reigning champions Juventus next.
Some reports have claimed the Napoli boss could lose his job if they lose their next game and the 43-year-old was defiant of such reports.
“I don’t know, you have to ask the club,” he said to Sky Sport Italia after the Atalanta defeat.
“The captain of the ship is me, when things go badly, they are at the expense of the captain.”
“I can’t think of this as the penultimate or last resort, I have to work and I have to be able to trust.”
“I’m a coach, it’s like that. I won’t be the first, nor the last, but I have the duty to try until the end.”
Napoli are winless in their last three games in all competitions, and Gattuso will be hoping for a big performance against Juventus on the home turf.