Roberto D’Aversa Backed to Change Fortunes at Sampdoria by Club President

It was reported earlier that Sampdoria coach Roberto D’Aversa’s future at the club was under pressure due to sub-par results that have seen Il Doria sit in a lowly 17th position in the Serie A standings. Azzurri legend Andrea Pirlo, who left Juventus earlier this year, was also linked with a potential role at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

However, club president Massimo Ferrero has now come out and given his full backing to the former Parma manager.

Speaking to Il Secolo XIX, the chief executive revealed (via Football-Italia): “Why does everyone keep saying that D’Aversa is under pressure? How can I say that he has my total trust, as well as the team?

Of course, he has my trust, he and the whole team. I repeat what I said a few days ago: I’m convinced the few points collected so far are the result of incidents that are going against us.”

Ferrero believes that Sampdoria’s fortunes will soon change as they look to enter the top half of the league standings.

“If you look at that last year with Ranieri, things went our way. If things haven’t turned out very well so far, it means we have credit with ‘Lady Luck’ and we will soon collect what we are owed,” he said.

D’Aversa replaced Claudio Ranieri but has so far struggled to establish a footing in the dugout.