Rafael Benitez not fearing Napoli sack

Rafael Benitez head coach of Napoli during the UEFA Champions League qualifying play-off first leg match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
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Rafael Benitez insists that he does not believe that his Napoli job is on the line following a slow start to the Serie A season.

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez has revealed that he does not fear for his job following the team's early-season woes.

Wednesday's 3-3 draw with Parma is thought to have increased pressure on the Spaniard as the Partenopei sit 10th in Serie A after winning four points from a possible 12.

Benitez helped the club to a third-place finish last term, and the 54-year-old is confident that his side can scale the same heights this time around.

"No, I don't feel any risk at all," he told reporters. "I've not spoken with the president (Aurelio De Laurentiis), but I don't need to speak to him every minute to not feel at risk.

"I am the coach of a strong team that did well last year and they will do well again. We're still playing at a high level, we just need to keep the faith."

Napoli are without a win domestically since their 2-1 opening-day victory away to Genoa.

Napoli's Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain (C) celebrates after scoring a penalty during the UEFA Europa League Group I football match against Sparta Prague on September 18, 2014
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