Genoa president Enrico Preziosi says coach Alberto Malesani is safe.

Malesani's position has been the subject of speculation after an inconsistent season so far.

"Malesani is not to be touched," Preziosi told the Corriere Mercantile. "I want that to be made very clear to everyone.

"The club strongly believe in his work and we are convinced that he can stay here for some time to come.

"We are even ready to prolong his contract."