Lecce could well escape the drop and former Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is happy to credit replacement Serse Cosmi.
“Many things have changed since I was on the bench,” he told Radio Crc. “David Di Michele returned from injury, several different players came in and Cosmi did great work, while also recognising the work I had done.
“In football results are all that count and those are now arriving. Luis Muriel and Juan Cuadrado have improved too and these factors helped put Lecce back into the fight for safety.”
This was the former Roma player’s first Serie A season as a Coach and he was sacked on December 4 when bottom of the table with eight points from 13 games.
“I do not consider my campaign to have been totally negative. It’s early to talk about my future, but I hope to be back on a bench as soon as possible, regardless of the Division.”