Empoli director Pietro Accardi confirms the club will ‘reflect’ on the status of coach Paolo Zanetti after a 7-0 defeat to Roma left them rock bottom of Serie A.

The Tuscans had already been forced to deal with a dismal start to the season and it only got worse at the Stadio Olimpico following this historic trouncing.

They are propping up the table with zero points and even more worryingly not a single goal scored, conceding 12.

“It is only right for us to apologise to the fans,” Accardi told DAZN.

“There is a great deal of disappointment and regret, especially for the supporters who came here and cheered us on to the final whistle. Our first thoughts are for them.”

There was a small group of fans in the Stadio Olimpico and they continued to wave their flags even when the seventh goal went in.

Inevitably, such a dire start to the campaign puts the spotlight on coach Zanetti, who had been able to steer them away from relegation last season.

“At this moment, the responsibility does not only lie with the coach, but with everyone. It is also clear that we will take some time to reflect,” continued the director.

“Something is not working. We will take tonight to consider the situation. That does not mean Zanetti will no longer be the coach, but it is only right after a period like this to reflect.

“It is difficult to explain what is happening. I am at the training ground every day, I am present and can see that what we do in training is not what we see in the match situations. There is an emotional aspect to this, so the players do not have clear heads.”

The situation could get considerably worse, because the next fixture for Empoli will see them hosting runaway leaders Inter at the Stadio Castellani on Sunday.

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