Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali has told coach Massimo Pedrazzini that he will be fired if his side lose to Arsenal in the Champions League.
Pedrazzini took over on a temporary basis last month following the shock resignation of Gheorghe Hagi.
Pedrazzini has overseen two victories so far – 4-0 at Bacau in the cup and 1-0 against Vaslui in the league on Saturday – but it seems the Italian has not yet earned the support of the owner.
“If we lose tomorrow, Pedrazzini will be sacked,” said Becali.
Pedrazzini believes even former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho would struggle in the circumstances if handed the post.
He said: “Becali should bring Mourinho at Steaua, because he is free too.
“Becali should say to Mourinho: ‘You are coach of Steaua, you have three matches. You win them, you stay. You lose one of them, you go’.
“And he also should tell him that one of these matches is against Arsenal. Even Mourinho would have big problems. Nobody can perform miracles.”
Pedrazzini is expecting a difficult encounter against the Premiership leaders.
He said: “Arsenal don’t have weaknesses. We must play fast football.
“We must be clever and we must run a lot. Arsenal are a very powerful team.
“Two years ago they reached the final of Champions League. If our players want to make history, they will have to work at double the rate of at normal match.