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Under fire AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri's job is not under threat says club vice president

Updated: Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 21:42

Allegri takes his side to face Lazio in Rome on Saturday
Allegri takes his side to face Lazio in Rome on Saturday

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani insists coach Massimiliano Allegri's job is not under threat.

The Rossoneri have had a poor start to the season and lie only 11th in Serie A after seven games, already more than 10 points off the pace.

The pressure on Allegri will increase if his side slip to a fifth league defeat at third-placed Lazio on Saturday, but Galliani claims the coach will remain in charge whatever happens.

"Allegri's last game for the club won't be against Lazio in Rome or against Malaga (in the Champions League in midweek), or against Genoa at the San Siro (the following weekend)," Galliani said on the club's official website.

"The club will continue with the coach that has put the most points on the table in Italian football for the past two-and-a-half years.

"Inter (Milan) ended last season with 22 points less than Milan and no one mentions that. The same is true for Juventus two seasons ago."

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