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Report: Milan to stick with Allegri

AllegriReports in the Italian Press on Monday suggest that AC Milan will stick with Coach Massimiliano Allegri. Rumours had surfaced that the Rossoneri would get rid of Allegri after a string of bad results have left the San Siro side languishing in mid-table.

According to respected journalist Gianluca Di Marzio President Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani spoke this afternoon about the matter, but have decided to keep Allegri.

The under-fire Milan boss has overseen the Rossoneri’s worst start to a season since 1981, and Milan are just four points above the relegation zone, however, Allegri still believes he is doing a good job.

“I’ve got no reason to censure myself or the lads,” Allegri said after Sunday’s draw. “I’m the coach of Milan and if the club have anything to say, they will let me know.

“I see what the team are doing. They played a good game, creating several chances and of course it’s not easy to score against a Chievo side all packed in their own half.

“All we need is to win one game. Let’s hope the [international] break allows us to get some players back, but everybody is giving it their all and there’s nothing to censure.”

Allegri gave a similar verdict after a 3-1 Champions League defeat to Barcelona in midweek, although the results continue to disappoint and the losses are beginning to take their toll — even if the beleaguered coach continues to see the glass as half-full.

“We played well, just missing some good chances,” he told Sky Italia. “We had the game from the Camp Nou in our legs, and it’s not an easy situation for us right now.”