Embattled AC Milan boss Marco Giampaolo insists he will not quit as manager despite a disastrous start to the Serie A season.
But despite their poor form, and reports that the club are already lining up a successor, Giampaolo is standing firm in the face of criticism.
‘We’re working to do better. We were already working at eight this morning,’ he told . ‘You say I work a lot but work badly? We’ll find the solution.
‘Resigning? Never! Leaving means giving up and we never give up.’
Giampaolo has also admitted he was an Inter Milan fan growing up – something that has hardly endeared him to the AC Milan fans he is trying to get onside.
Referencing that fact in a recent interview though, he insisted ‘I’m not a Trojan horse’ and claimed the club are working hard to turn around their form.
‘We’re working to eat the panettone,’ he added. ‘Our objectives are always at the maximum, we always think about doing our best.
‘Milan are above individual interests.’
The club face Genoa away on Saturday night, and anything less than a win would leave the manager in a precarious position.