Livorno chief Aldo Spinelli insists Coach Davide Nicola will not be playing for his job against Torino on Wednesday.
The Amaranto are in the midst of a slump given that they have lost their last four matches to Verona, Napoli, Sampdoria and Bologna.
The Corriere Fiorentino today suggests that the rookie top-flight boss could be shown the door if they suffer another setback at the Stadio Picchi in the midweek round.
“Nicola’s position is not in the balance,” Spinelli told RAI when asked about the possibility of a coaching change.
“He is one of the best Coaches that I have ever had here, alongside the likes of Walter Mazzarri and Roberto Donadoni.
“He’s also still young.”
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Nicola is a 40-year-old who led Livorno to promotion last season after less than a year in the Amaranto hotseat.
“We need to start playing without fear,” the tactician himself said ahead of his latest Serie A test. “We must play with aggressiveness and speed.
“Torino are a good side who construct their play from the defensive phase. We’ll have to be alert for 90 minutes, but I’m sure the support of our fans after the loss in Bologna will help a lot.”
Once the Toro encounter is out of the way, the Amaranto will face fixtures against Atalanta, Inter and Juventus.