Galliani - No Allegri war
Milan vice-president plays down reports of manager rift
Last Updated: 09/09/12 7:10pm
Massimiliano Allegri: Still has the full support of the AC Milan board
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has attempted to bring an end to rumours claiming he has suffered a falling-out with Massimiliano Allegri.
The Rossoneri chief has reacted angrily to the latest round of reports suggesting tensions at Giuseppe Meazza are at breaking point.
Relations between board and dugout are said to have soured in the wake of comments made by either side.
Galliani was quoted as saying that he considered Milan to be ready to challenge for the Serie A title, while Allegri claimed he was aiming for a top-three finish.
An apparent lack of ambition from the coach was reported to have gone down badly with the club's board.
A scheduled meeting between Galliani and Allegri was then billed as a showdown, but proposed talks were cancelled on Saturday evening.
Galliani now insists that too much is being made of a story which has always lacked substance.
On the postponed meeting, he told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "I called Max to tell him the dinner was off. It's ridiculous, there is too much media focus around what was a perfectly normal summertime dinner.
"Now the papers are trying to make this into the dinner of peace, or maybe of war, but the truth is that there is absolutely no war here to talk about.
"Anyway, who knows if we'll meet up for breakfast or even lunch."