Juventus coach Caludio Ranieri has received a vote of confidence from the club’s board amid reports that the Turin outfit were considering an approach to Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez.
Ranieri’s future at Juve has been the subject of conjecture in recent weeks following a poor run of form, but Juve general manager, Jean-Claude Blanc, remains behind Ranieri.
“We will not change our coach, as we have total faith in Ranieri, just as president Cobolli Gigli said on Sunday,” Juve general manager Jean-Claude Blanc told Sky Italia.
“I can confirm that 100 per cent. Ranieri was chosen to lead a long-term project and that will continue.
“We’ll sit down with him, his staff and the medics to analyse the situation and try to find extra small tweaks that must get Juventus back to the side we saw at the end of August.
“Ranieri has a contract for another year and we are making long-term considerations.”
Blanc conceded Juventus are having a tough time on the pitch at the moment, but he is confident things will change.
“There is no point denying we are in a difficult moment in terms of both performance and results,” continued Blanc.
“It is a difficult moment, but we have the desire to face up to it with professionalism and an eye for the smallest details, as these are the ones that make the difference.
“We have to return with a winning style of play.”