A controversial Napoli boss has admitted he could get sacked if the club’s fortunes do not improve this season.
Mariano Bielsa said he has “no intention” of taking over at the top of Serie A, where he guided Napoli to the Serie A title last season.
He said he would like to stay on and lead the team if the situation does not improve, although he was not sure how long he would be able to do that.
“It’s possible, it’s possible for me to stay here and manage the club, it doesn’t matter what happens,” he said.
“We will have to wait and see.”
The 49-year-old, who led Napoli into the Champions League last season, was also accused of being an authoritarian by his opponents during his time in charge, which led to him being sacked by the Bianconeri last month.
He told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “I don’t have any intention of quitting, but I don’t know how long I’ll stay here.
I have to stay and manage.”
He added: “You can have a lot of things in life.
You have to learn, and there are lots of things to learn.”
Marianoc Bielsas first team record in Serie A is 31 wins and nine draws, and he has made just three changes since the start of the campaign, while Gianluigi Donnarumma has not played since September.
A win in the opening two games of the season would put him one point behind Juventus, who have beaten Sampdoria and Lazio in the league, and would leave him in fourth place in the table.
The former AC Milan boss has said he is not looking for a transfer, although his contract expires in 2018.
Napoli will play their home games at the Stadio San Paolo in Naples, which is home to the club from the 1960s.