Andrea Stramaccioni says he will have no complaints if he is sacked by Inter Milan at the end of the season.
The coach’s future is uncertain after a disappointing campaign which has seen Inter drop to ninth in the Serie A table with one match left.
And, speaking ahead of the final league match of the season, Stramaccioni conceded he will not hold it against club president Massimo Morrati if he is dismissed.
“I have to smile, because I don’t want to ruin this amusing media circus. (Walter) Mazzarri and (Massimiliano) Allegri will speak after the final game, so why shouldn’t I? The president speaks for me and cuts through this bizarre propaganda-like atmosphere.
“Moratti confirmed me four days ago, so I doubt he has changed his mind in such a short space of time. Even if he did, I would have absolutely no complaints.
“I must always thank the president for what he has given me. If I am to leave before I expect to, then there will only be regrets that I didn’t get the results I could’ve done due to the injuries.
“There is such a thing as an unlucky year. Everyone falls down; it’s all about how you get back up on your feet. We are ready to do that from next season. It’s time for action, not words.”
Looking ahead to Sunday’s clash with Udinese – who are on the verge of securing European football next season – the 36-year-old urged his players to put on a show for their supporters.
“Udinese are perhaps the most consistent side in Serie A right now and they have Antonio Di Natale and Luis Muriel fit, so we know how important those players are for them,” Stramaccioni said.
“They are going to be very motivated to achieve UEFA Europa League qualification, but despite what some people might think, Inter have trained well and want to end the season by impressing the home fans. We’ll do everything we can to end on a high.
“Rodrigo Palacio worked well through the week and is in the squad, but he won’t be in the starting XI. The players at risk want to be there, but I don’t think it is fair to risk them with internationals coming up.
“I am talking about Andrea Ranocchia, Cristian Chivu and Antonio Cassano, who had surgery on his hand yesterday for a fracture in three places.”