Luis Enrique: I am not clinging to the Roma bench

The young tactician remains as defiant as ever about succeeding at the Olimpico, despite a poor start to his reign where he is already under pressure
Roma coach Luis Enrique does not feel that his job is under threat and insists that he is determined to lead the club to Serie A glory.

The former Barcelona star stated that he is ready to succeed at the club, emphasising the support that he has from the board of directors, despite a summer littered with poor pre-season results and a reported bust-up with captain Francesco Totti.

"I'm not going to remain clinging to the bench. I'm here to pass on my passion and ideas for football," Luis Enrique said during a press conference ahead of the match against Inter on Saturday.

"Last week, I thanked the directors for their confidence in me. I feel totally supported, even though I know that it all depends on our results," he continued.

"There is a good, professional relationship and if they don't feel that I am the right person, they will solve everything quickly and smoothly."

The former Barcelona B coach then switched to matters on the field, speaking about the upcoming clash with their fellow strugglers at San Siro.

"It's going to be a tough match for both of us, as neither of us got off to the best start. A win would be a confidence booster," he said.

"I do not know whether Inter will be fielding a three or four-man defence, but whatever [coach Gian Piero] Gasperini does, it will still be a tough match for us and I hope we come away with a win."

"However, I can assure you that the more matches we have under our belt, the more smoothly the team will play."

Roma visit San Siro on Saturday, with kick-off at 20.45 (CET).