AC Milan will stick with Seedorf, insists Berlusconi

The Rossoneri owner has given his backing to his head coach, arguing that the former midfield ace is not to blame for the situation they currently find themselves in

AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has given Clarence Seedorf a vote of confidence after a poor start to the Dutchman's coaching career at San Siro.

The Rossoneri suffered a sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions when they were beaten 4-2 by Serie A rivals Parma on Sunday, with the latest in a string of setbacks sparking a fan protest outside the ground at full-time.

The pressure is now mounting on Seedorf, even though he only took over in January, but Berlusconi insists that he still has the utmost faith in the rookie boss.

“Seedorf is not up for discussion; he will remain our coach even next year,” Berlusconi said in a statement on ANSA.

The former Italian Prime Minister admitted that his team’s form this season has been unacceptable but argued that Seedorf is not to blame for the current situation.

"Milan is a team built badly,” Berlusconi added.

Sunday's loss to Parma saw the Rossoneri slip to 11th in the Serie A standings, 20 points behind Napoli in Italy's third and final Champions League berth.