Galliani offers Allegri backing

The Italian is under more pressure on the back of another disappointing week for the San Siro club, but his superiors remain insistent that his job his safe

AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani has given his backing to under-fire coach Massimiliano Allegri following an underwhelming 0-0 draw with Serie A’s bottom club Chievo.

Both sides finished the game with 10-men after Riccardo Montolivo was sent off for Milan and Sergio Pellisier was given his marching orders for the hosts, leaving the Rossoneri without a win in their last six league games.

Milan made an equally poor start to last season but recovered to claim third spot in Serie A but few are predicting a repeat this time around in a competitive Italian top flight.

“I have just spoken to president [Silvio] Berlusconi, he was satisfied with the performance of the team. It was a good Milan and everyone will remain in their place. Allegri’s position is not up for debate. We go forward with Allegri.”

Milan enjoyed the better of the play at the Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, amassing 75% possession and firing 17 shots on goal.

“If Robinho’s shot had gone in off the post, then we’d be here talking about a victory," Galliani added. "This is football. In any case, we are satisfied and it was good to keep a clean sheet.”