Sampdoria president Riccardo Garrone has handed under-fire coach Domenico Di Carlo a vote of confidence despite the team's dismal form this year.
Samp have mustered just one win in their last eight league games, a run which has seen them slide down to 14th in the Serie A table, just five points above the relegation zone.
They have also failed to score in their last five outings but despite that woeful record, Garrone has no intention of making a change.
"We have full confidence in Di Carlo," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "He may be criticised by others and they have a right to their own opinion but we are backing our coach and our staff in order for them to give their best.''