Udinese president Franco Soldati says coach Francesco Guidolin's job is safe.

Udinese won their first game of the season against AC Milan on the weekend.

Soldati said: "He is absolutely the centre of the team. That has never been in question. The philosophy of the Pozzo family is to never put into question the position of the Coach, unless the situation is completely unmanageable.

"With Guidolin, we have never gotten to this point. He is the linchpin of our project."