Edy Reja confirms he will stay 'now and in the future' at Lazio

The Biancocelesti trainer had been turned down in his attempts to resign previously, but he has now committed himself to the club after clear-the-air talks with Claudio Lotito
Lazio coach Edy Reja has affirmed his loyalty to the club after announcing he will continue at the Olimpico for the foreseeable future.

The former Napoli boss had attempted to resign from his post in the Italian capital earlier in the week, but has now confirmed he will remain in the Biancocelesti hotseat following a round of talks with president Claudio Lotito, who originally turned down his trainer's requests.

"Why did I offer my resignation? I had a difference in opinions with the president, but we have talked since and cleared the air, so I will stay at Lazio, now and in the future," he revealed in a press conference.

"It's not a matter of my contract but of trust. I've had moments where I've suffered this year, but the president has always shown affection towards me.

"I care about this team, the club and these colours. It was wrong of me to try and quit my role the way I did.

Reja also accepted Lazio's decision to look for potential successors in the midst of the saga, notably Paolo Di Canio and Gianfranco Zola according to the Italian media.

"In the face of my resignation, it is logical that Lazio have looked around, but I remained in the dugout even though I had tried to resign.

"If the club had accepted my resignation, they would choose another coach, and it is within their sacred right to consider other people."

Lazio host Fiorentina on Sunday under the stewardship of the 66-year-old, with kick-off between the Serie A outfits scheduled for 20.45CET.