Ranieri brushes off split speculation
TURIN, October 9 (Serie A) - Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri has brushed aside rumours of a division in his dressing room.
The Bianconeri boss has come under pressure after his team failed to win in their last four games.
Rumours linking Liverpool coach Rafa Benitez with a move to Juve have led to speculation regarding Ranieri's position at the club.
"I am not worried because the dressing room has a healthy atmosphere, 100%," said Ranieri.
"I can assure everyone that the dressing room is not rowing in the opposite direction to me.
"I have experience and I would have noticed if that was the case."
Ranieri believes it is just a matter of time before his team can rediscover the form they showed in pre-season.
"We have to regain our confidence and personality," he said, "The same form that allowed us to return to Italy's top flight after one year in Serie B."
Juve president Giovanni Cobolli Gigli confirmed Ranieri's job is secure for the second time this week.
"Ranieri's position is absolutely strong and stable," he said. "I have said it once and I will say it again, Ranieri's position is strong. Now I expect the team to win at Napoli."
Juve travel to Naples on October 19 looking to move up from 11th position in the standings.