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Milan Give Vincenzo Montella Vote Of Confidence

AC Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli has insisted manager Vincenzo Montella has the full backing of the club despite a second consecutive Serie A defeat.

Goals from Edin Dzeko and Alessandro Florenzi saw Montella’s new-look Rossoneri drop more points against Roma at the San Siro on Sunday.

The pressure has mounted on Montella, whose team sit seventh in the league, as former boss Carlo Ancelotti continues to be linked with a return.

Ancelotti, who won two Champions Leagues and a Serie A title during his eight year reign at Milan, was sacked by Bayern Munich on Thursday after a damning defeat by PSG capped off a poor start to the season.

The Italian was immediately linked with the Rossoneri but Mirabelli has placed his faith in the team’s current boss.

‘We are only seven rounds in, we have a new team, so no coach has a magic wand,’ Mirabelli told Sky Sport Italia.

‘You can’t get certain results straight away. We have a group of players who need to become a team, so as far as we are concerned, Montella is working well. We just have to hope that work brings important results.

‘We must try not to look at the table. Roma have a well-drilled unit who have been playing together for years. It’s not easy to face them and do as well as Milan did. We see positives in this defeat too.’

Milan are nine points adrift of leaders Napoli heading into the international break, but are still only four points behind Lazio who occupy the final Champions League place.

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