Renzo Ulivieri admits Reggina faces a big battle to beat the drop this season after his appointment this week.
"Now we will go ahead as we are without turning the work done so far upside down."
"We can avoid relegation as long as all the components gel to create a united squad. We are also hoping that the fans will help us, as at the Granillo they can really make an impact."
Reggina president Lillo Foti said: "Our situation after two months did not reflect our pre-season plans. We needed a change of direction and went to a Coach like Ulivieri who can provide charisma and character to a side that absolutely needs it."