Mezzaroma insists Siena backing coach Malesani

The Mezzaroma family insist coach Alberto Malesani has the full backing of Siena's new owners. Malesani was said to be under pressure to keep his job this week.

The Mezzaroma family insist coach Alberto Malesani has the full backing of Siena's new owners.

Malesani was said to be under pressure to keep his job this week.

But in a statement last night, the club's owners said: "Starting from the question of coach Alberto Malesani, he has earned the trust of the club. We only considered it necessary to make a reflection on Sunday's defeat, as is only right for a team ranked last.

"I now urge everyone to have a minimum of patience."

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