Adriano Galliani has gone on Milan Channel to confirm “We will go forward” with Massimiliano Allegri.
The reports of a sacking intensified after last night’s 1-0 Champions League defeat to Malaga, their sixth loss in 11 competitive games this season.
“We will continue with Allegri,” Vice-President Galliani told Milan Channel this afternoon. “We will go forward with him.
“The President and I are convinced we should go forward with Allegri. The fans must have patience and understand this is Year Zero for Milan.
“We must push on and we will emerge from this moment, with this Coach. I try not to speak too much, because I am constantly asked about the Coach, but this is not our problem.
“We didn’t play badly last night, as we were organised and when Philippe Mexes went so close I thought at the moment things really aren’t going our way.
“I have to thank the fans, as they are fantastic, both the ones in Malaga and those I meet in the street. The Curva ultras were at the Milanello ground the other day and encouraged us. It is not true that they set an ultimatum.”
The most likely candidate should Allegri be fired would be current assistant manager Mauro Tassotti.
Other options include ex-Milan players Alessandro Costacurta – who today declared he’d be happy to take the job – and Frank Rijkaard.