Wednesday October 24 2012
Milan insist Allegri is safe

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani has again dismissed talk that boss Massimiliano Allegri is playing to keep his job.

There have been reports that the tactician could be dismissed should the club fall to another defeat when they play Malaga this evening.

However, Galliani has backed the under-fire tactician. “Allegri will stay at Milan,” the Diavolo official noted.

“The match against Malaga will not be his last one for Milan – definitely not. Let’s end this rumour.

“We want to keep on moving forward with Allegri and he will stay. We have netted 162 points in Serie A with Allegri, which is far more than any other Serie A club during this period.

“And we deserved to get more than just one point in the matches against Parma, Inter and Lazio.

“The success of a club consists of three components – the management, the Coach and the players. I have never thought of separating these things. Thinking like this over the last 26 years has seen us get to the top of the world.

“Football consists of cycles. Look at Barcelona, they are the best in the world but they didn’t win the Liga or the Champions League last season.

“We’re currently in a moment where we aren’t getting the results. Let’s hope that we win tonight against Malaga.

“We need to stay calm and get right back on track all together. The squad is not the same as it was last season, but we simply can’t be occupying the position we currently have.”

Milan, joint third from bottom, have collected just seven points from the 24 on offer in Serie A.

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