Tempers are running high at Sampdoria after Coach Ciro Ferrara got into a row with a fan who asked him to resign.
The tactician is holding on to his job even after five consecutive defeats, but lost his temper after a training session.
Ferrara shook hands with the supporter outside the training camp when filmed by local station Telenord, then the fan said: “I just wanted to tell you something. I think you should resign.”
Ferrara replied “you’re only doing this because you want to get on television.”
According to reports from Sportmediaset, Sampdoria have set an ultimatum to Ferrara that he must get a result against Atalanta on Sunday or face the sack.
The most likely replacement would be Beppe Iachini, the Coach who took them to promotion from Serie B via the play-offs only to be unceremoniously axed in the summer because he was not a prestigious enough name.