For the second time this season, Lazio has reportedly rejected Edy Reja's offer to resign as coach, with the latest incident coming Wednesday ahead of his team's Europa League clash with Atletico Madrid.

According to a report from Sky Sport24, Reja sent a fax to the club informing Lazio that he would be stepping down, only for the offer to be rejected.

Reja will now be on the bench for Thursday's match with Atletico as his team tries to overturn a 3-1 defeat in the first leg.

The 66-year-old's future remains very much in doubt as it has been said that Reja does not have the best relationship with Lazio president Claudio Lotito.

But despite the turmoil at the club, Lazio is level on points with Udinese in third place in Serie A and very much in contention for a place in next season's Champions League.