Gattuso not focused on Milan sack talk

Reports have claimed Gennaro Gattuso could imminently be sacked as AC Milan coach, but he is unconcerned.

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso   -  Getty Images

Gennaro Gattuso is not focusing on talk he could imminently be sacked by AC Milan as it prepares to face SPAL this weekend.

Gattuso's side welcomes SPAL to San Siro amid reports Gattuso may be relieved of his duties should it fail to obtain a positive result.

Milan is sixth in Serie A, three points behind fourth-placed Lazio as it bids to make a return to the Champions League, but is winless in its last five matches and has failed to score a goal in its previous four league games.

Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Frosinone meant Gattuso has overseen Milan's longest spell without a league goal since 1984, December 2 being the last time it found the net in Serie A.

"There's a lot of disappointment, we've fixed the defence but now we can't score," Gattuso told a pre-match media conference.

"The biggest frustration with Frosinone is how we approached the game, we need to be aware that we had a disastrous December.

Not thinking about future

"We have the chance to finish the first half of the season on 31 points, Milan have only managed to do that once in the past few years.

"The players don't have to think about my future, I feel confidence from the directors even if it's normal that we need results. I need to think about what's good for these players.

"I want to keep working, I haven't been here to mess around in these last months. There's a desire to continue this path with the lads, we're in a negative period but I'm not thinking about my future.

"I thank those who have given me this chance. Even if things were going well I'd always be under pressure, the important thing is to guide the team.

"My future is today and preparing for the match tomorrow. After that we'll see what happens."

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