Juventus boss Alberto Zaccheroni says he is concentrating on tomorrow night’s match against Fulham and not his future at the club.
Zaccheroni has impressed since he took over from Ciro Ferrara last month and there are even suggestions he might get the job on a permanent basis in the summer.
Both John Elkann and Jean-Claude Blanc have recently expressed their satisfaction with his work, which comprises of just one defeat in eight games.
Asked for his reaction to Elkann’s words, Zac said: “They come from an important director and they give us an extra motivation to progress to the next round of the Europa League.
“Instead, I won’t speak about the future because it isn’t part of our current objectives. Now my objective is only to beat Fulham and I hope to be able to look every three days at the next objective until the end of the season.
“I hope that there is an improvement in the team, but we are often penalised by these injuries so I cannot pretend that all is well. But the objective is to bring every player to the peak of his condition.
“We respect Fulham a lot. They have shown their worth in the Premier League and the cup. They are a proud team, capable of exploiting all the chances that open up in the span of 90 minutes.
“They are very compact and all play for the team. They know how to defend themselves very well.”
Asked about Roy Hodgson, Zac replied: “He is very balanced. His teams are always very solid and organised. You can never lower your guard against him.”