Thursday October 18 2012
Milan never pondered Allegri axe

Milan chief Adriano Galliani has insisted that his club have never considered the idea of sacking Massimiliano Allegri.

The tactician’s job is thought to be on the line given the club’s problematic start to the season after four losses from their first seven League games.

But Galliani, speaking ahead of this weekend’s game at Lazio, says the former Cagliari man will turn things around.

“We’ve never thought about changing the Coach,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “We have the greatest faith in Allegri.

“With him at the helm, we collected more points than anyone – 162 points to be exact. He opened a new era and we are sure that we will return to the top.”

Although the Diavolo will be keen to start picking up points on the peninsula, the Vice-President underlined how important next week’s Champions League game against Malaga is.

“We’ve never been eliminated from the group stages of the Champions League and we hope that tradition continues,” he added.

“We must get into the last 16 and then we’ll see what happens. It will be tough against Malaga, but let’s think about Lazio for now.”

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