Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insists coach Edy Reja has his full backing after their dismal 2-1 defeat to Cagliari yesterday.

"He has my full support and is the most successful coach Napoli could have in the transition from the second division to this league," said De Laurentiis. "I believe that there could not be a stronger relationship between the chairman of a football club and a coach, in terms of respect, friendship and cooperation, than the one that exists between us two.

"Between us there is great esteem."