Genoa President Enrico Preziosi regrets not hiring new boss Gigi De Canio earlier in the campaign.
De Canio is the club’s fourth boss of the season after two spells in charge for Alberto Malesani and a short stint by Pasquale Marino.
The former Lecce tactician was appointed following the controversial home loss to Siena which left the Rossoblu just above the relegation zone.
Although suffering defeats to Milan and Bologna since, De Canio’s men netted a crucial 2-1 win over Cagliari last night which sees them move three points clear of Lecce with two games left.
“These three points will do our morale good,” the Marassi chief told the Gazzetta dello Sport. “It would have perhaps been wiser to contact De Canio sooner…
“I don’t know how many points we still need to survive, perhaps three of four, but I certainly didn’t expect Lecce to draw at Juventus.”
The Rossoblu have Udinese and Palermo left to play. Lecce end the season with Fiorentina and Chievo.
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