Salernitana manager Paulo Sousa could reportedly lose his spot in the dugout with a defeat against Inter Milan.

The Granata appointed the Portuguese in the middle of the previous campaign. He replaced Davide Nicola and swiftly turned the club’s fortunes, guiding them towards the safety zone.

However, the club’s start of the campaign has been abysmal. The Southerners remain without a win after six matchdays, drawing three matches and losing as many.

Their most recent defeat came at the hands of Empoli, a team that had yet to score a goal nor register a point after five rounds.

So according to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, a defeat to Inter could spell the end of Sousa’s tenure at the club.

Salernitana will have a tall order when hosting the Nerazzurri at the Arechi Stadium on Saturday night. Simone Inzaghi’s men will be hellbent on securing a win after suffering their first defeat of the season at the hand of Sassuolo on Wednesday.

As the source explains, Salernitana president Danilo Iervolino and sporting Morgan De Sanctis both committed blunders in the summer transfer market.

Salernitana Could Decide To Sack Paulo Sousa If They Suffer A Defeat Against Inter Milan

However, it’s the head coach who often finds himself on thin ice following a poor run of results.

Thus, Sousa will be desperate for a convincing display against the league leaders to restore the hierarchy’s faith in him.

During his playing days, the 53-year-old famously won back-to-back Champions League trophies with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund respectively.