Genoa coach De Canio blasts critics

Gigi de Canio insists he's the right man for the Genoa job. De Canio managed to guide Genoa to safety last week.

Gigi de Canio insists he's the right man for the Genoa job.

De Canio managed to guide Genoa to safety last week.

He declared: “When I arrived there was a point between Genoa and Lecce and now there are six. I’m happy, but I would like a little more respect.

“For 15 years I have trained in Serie A and B and never missed a season, yet often I am at the stake. This is while the benches are constantly changing and if one does alright for part of a season then come the headlines in the papers.

“The situation was desperate, I agreed because of the relationship I have with Preziosi.

“But, despite the defeats at Bologna and Milan, I always saw a reaction in the team, a desire to rebuild.”

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