Lazio president Claudio Lotito insists coach Delio Rossi's job is safe.

Rossi has come under pressure after a disappointing Serie A campaign this season, but Lotito says: "Rossi's contract expires in 2009 and I have proposed an extension.

"I do not think by doing this we're showing a hostile attitude or a lack of respect. The rumours are only coming from outside and they just want to destabilise us."