Zdenek Zeman has rejected suggestions that Luis Enrique is running the risk of being sacked by Roma.
The Spaniard was only hired by the club in the summer, but his Giallorossi side have already been dumped out of the Europa League and lost 2-1 at home to Cagliari on Sunday.
That has led to speculation that Enrique is playing for his future in the game against Inter this weekend, but Zeman disagrees.
"It's too soon to give a final verdict," the Pescara boss, who was in charge of Roma between 1997 and 1999, stated.
"I'm telling the Roma fans to just be patient. It takes more than 90 minutes to form a judgement on a Coach.
"Roma are the club who have changed the most during the summer and Luis Enrique needs some time."
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