Sinisa Mihajlovic insists his contract renewal with Sampdoria was “never in doubt, I just wanted to know their plans.”
He took over from Delio Rossi in November and steered them out of the drop zone to 12th place, but only penned a new deal until June 2015 today.
“My renewal was never in doubt. The club did everything I asked for, as I just needed a couple of days to reflect,” Mihajlovic told Samp TV.
“It was never a problem as far as I was concerned, I just wanted to know their plans and speak to those people in charge of transfer strategy.
“Nobody can give guarantees, but just as the club has faith in me, I have faith in the people who work within the club.
“Our objective is to do better. As always I will try to give my all and bring the best out of these players. It won’t be an easy campaign, but we’ll try to impress. I will go on vacation with my family now, but I can’t wait to get the season started.”
Mihajlovic returned to Sampdoria as a Coach after spending several years there as a player.
“I got along well with the players and they got along with me. The only thing I always asked of them was to listen otherwise, as Dante said, they can go straight from Paradise to Hell.
“Next year the players will certainly work well and, even if someone does something stupid, I will be there to call them on it. I doubt it’ll happen, as they are all good lads – maybe too good.
“From the moment I arrived the squad quickly got the right mentality and I am convinced that with more time we’ll do even better.
“A few players will leave, others will stay, but those who remain will certainly give their best.”