Tuesday, 18th September, 2012
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has announced that coach Massimiliano Allegri is not in line for the chop.
The Rossoneri lost at home to lowly Atalanta at the weekend, their second defeat in two home games, after going down to Sampdoria.
It was a result which left Milan with two defeats and just one win from their three Serie A games so far and already sees the Rossoneri six points behind Sampdoria, Lazio, Napoli and champions Juventus.
Allegri though, who could only look on over the summer as Milan lost a virtual team of stars, does not have to worry about his job, Galliani has stressed.
"The coach is not under threat, this is clear", said the Milan vice-president.
"President [Silvio] Berlusconi asked me to keep close to the team and to stay calm", he added.
Milan have the chance to start their Champions League campaign on a positive note this evening, when Belgian champions Anderlecht are the visitors to the San Siro.
After that, the Rossoneri face a tricky trip to Udinese as Serie A resumes at the weekend, followed by a visit from Cagliari.
Allegri will hope that Milan’s form is certainly much improved by 7th October, when local rivals Inter provide the opposition.