AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf has dismissed reports that he has two games to save his job, insisting that he retains the full support of everyone at the club.
It has been widely claimed within the Italian press that Rossoneri owner Silvio Berlusconi and CEO Adriano Galliani had decided that the Dutchman's future will hinge on the outcome of Sunday's clash with Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico and Wednesday's trip to Fiorentina.
However, Seedorf insists that he was not told that his position is under threat during a meeting with Galliani on Friday, and also rubbished stories that he has lost the dressing room.
“There are no problems with the club," the former Milan midfielder told reporters on Saturday. "Until the club tells me otherwise, I’ll be right here.
"Some things were reported in the wrong manner. The meeting yesterday [Friday] with Galliani was at my behest. It was very constructive and I asked him to stay close to me.
"From a certain point of view, I’m lacking in experience and I’m happy that the club’s CEO is next to me and that the club are behind me as well.
"My relationship with Galliani goes back 12 years. His experience is important. We get on well and there’s mutual respect.
"When I took on this job I requested that he be close to me. There are no separations or conflicts of interest with any part of the club.
"Nobody at the club has told me that the next two games are decisive in terms of my future."
Seedorf, who has lost seven of his 12 matches in charge since taking over in January, also denied that he has lost the dressing room.
"I’m disappointed with some of the things that have come out but I’m focused on my job and I definitely won’t give in," he declared.
“I always give 100 per cent I what I’m doing and we can build something important here. I know that the work I’m doing now will bear fruit.
"A lot has been said and written about my position but my choices have been clear. I’m convinced we can play a good game [against Lazio].
"The dressing room is with me 100% and I see that every day with the commitment and the desire that they show.
"I know how the world works and we have to look for results with courage and determination."