Under-pressure Juventus coach Ciro Ferrara has dismissed claims he is set to lose his job.
Juve boss feeling 'calm' amidst speculation over his future
Under-pressure Juventus coach Ciro Ferrara has dismissed claims he is set to lose his job following a poor run of results.
In his first full season in charge of Juve, Ferrara's Bianconeri currently sit 16 points adrift of league leaders Inter Milan in sixth place .
Juventus have lost five of their last six games in Serie A, prompting speculation that Ferrara's days are numbered with the Turin-based club.
But the 42-year-old Italian, speaking ahead of Thursday night's Coppa Italia quarter-final at Inter, said: "I don't feel on the verge of being sacked. I have not received any announcement from the club and until then, I will continue to do my job with the same spirit and professionalism as always.
"It hasn't even crossed my mind to resign. When I look in the mirror every morning I am calm.
"I have acted on my conscience and that is why I have not presented my resignation.
"If the club and the players were against me, then I would have considered it but everyone is on my side.
"I only have to improve this situation by working even harder.
"I have not succeeded so far but it is not something to feel ashamed about."
When asked if elimination from the Coppa Italia would bring to an end his spell at Juve, Ferrara said: "I am only worried about the result against Inter in terms of what it means in the competition (a place in the semi-finals) and not in terms of my future.
"We just have to think about winning the game."