Alls well at Ascoli
By Ben Blackmore
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ascoli coach Marco Giampaolo played down rumours of his exit from the club.
Ascoli coach Marco Giampaolo has played down rumours of his potential exit, citing 'family reasons' for his absence from Friday's training session.
Reports in Italy suggested that Giampaolo had fallen out with club president Robert Benigni, but the Ascoli coach moved quickly to laugh off such suggestions.
"I'm Ascoli coach. I needed permission due to family reasons and then happened all this chaos," said Giampaolo.
Benigni admitted on Saturday that there had been a disagreement between himself and Giampaolo, but the latter assured the Ascoli fans that both parties are now working towards the same goal of keeping the club in Serie A.
"I've discussed with the club about the possibilities for trying to reduce the gap from other Serie A sides.
"We are moving in the market with many difficulties, due to the fact that the Serie A promotion arrived just a few days ago. There is a requirement to manage the situation from a technical point of view, but from a human one too."
Meanwhile, Ascoli are set to confirm the signings of Daniele Adani and Roberto Guana, who recently left Brescia after receiving threats from home supporters.