Thursday October 31 2019
Cairo: 'Mazzarri not up for debate'

Torino President Urbano Cairo denied reports Walter Mazzarri could be fired after a 4-0 loss to Lazio. “The coach is the only one not up for debate.”

The Granata are sliding down the standings and have been struggling badly ever since their Europa League play-off exit to Wolves.

This evening they were flattened 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico, with Nicolas Nkoulou also sent off in the second half.

“Mazzarri is the only one not up for debate,” Cairo told Sky Sport Italia.

“The team will go into a training retreat, a necessary step for them to reflect, unite, take a good look at themselves and consider what we need to do next.

“What is necessary now is a fair and open confrontation, no holding back, absolute honesty.”

Cairo had a long conversation with Mazzarri in the dressing room after the game.

“We analysed the match and the situation in general. We didn’t even start the match that badly, but after a while I saw a Toro side that was too ugly to be true. That is not the team I know, the one that beat Atalanta and Milan this season.

“We need to get ourselves back on track straight away, because I never want to see another performance like that again. I didn’t sell anyone over the summer, instead I strengthened the squad that had finished seventh last term with a second half of the season worthy of a Champions League spot.”

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