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Boss Zeman earns Roma backing

Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has confirmed the club are sticking with under-pressure boss Zdenek Zeman following crisis talks.

The future of the veteran coach has been in doubt over the past few weeks following an indifferent campaign to date for the Giallorossi.

After last weekend's 3-3 draw with Bologna, a result that left the club down in eighth place in Serie A, Sabatini revealed that the club's board were considering a change in management.

However, after talks between Sabatini, Zeman and general manager Franco Baldini on Tuesday, it appears the 65-year-old's job is safe for now.

"We have all spoken with Zeman and we are completely satisfied," he told the club's official website. "We will fight our battles together."