AC Milan head coach Massimiliano Allegri has dismissed reports that he is ready to be given the sack if his side are beaten at Malaga in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
The seven-time European champions have made their worst Serie A start in 71 years and are currently hovering dangerously above the relegation zone after losing five of their opening eight league matches.
With Malaga leading Group C with six points, two ahead of Milan ahead of their clash at La Rosaleda, Allegri has strongly refuted claims he will be dismissed should his side lose the game.
He told a press conference: "You will have to ask the club because my future seems to be always under discussion.
"But, I'm only thinking about the team and I really don't think the match against Malaga will be my last on the bench.
"This is not an easy time but we are trying to improve and we must try and keep our nerve.
"I'm convinced this team have the characteristics to leave this crisis behind because let's face it, we don't deserve the seven points we currently have in the standings.
"As for Malaga, well, we're expecting a really difficult game and we will need a performance like the one we produced against Zenit St Petersburg (which Milan won 3-2). I don't believe my team are in difficulty because our performances have not been too bad."