AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani backing head coach Massimiliano Allegri to come good
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: October 2, 2012 6:02pm
Adriano Galliani: The Milan vice-president has backed coach Massimiliano Allegri
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has backed head coach Massimiliano Allegri, despite the club's poor start to the season.
Last year's Serie A runners-up have recorded just two wins from their opening seven Serie A games this season and are already nine points behind leaders Juventus.
The Rossoneri also produced a scoreless draw in their UEFA Champions League opener against Anderlecht and with a testing away clash against Zenit St Petersburg in Russia on Wednesday night, the 45-year-old Italian manager is feeling the pressure.
But Galliani said: "It would be quite normal should a coach lose ten consecutive games, he risks losing his job, but so do all coaches.
"The game against Zenit will be difficult. They are a good side and we must try to take home a good result."
Meanwhile, owner Silvio Berlusconi has reaffirmed his faith in Galliani following reports suggesting he is ready to shake things up.
He told the club's official website: "These rumours are groundless. Adriano Galliani is one of the top football chiefs in the world and we have a 30-year friendship together."