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Allegri: No Berlusconi problem

March 30, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has vehemently denied reports of a rift between himself and the club's honorary president Silvio Berlusconi.

Massimiliano Allegri has fashioned Milan into a cohesive unit, inspired by Zlatan Ibrahimovic
APMassimiliano Allegri lead Milan to the title last season

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Milan announced on Thursday that owner Berlusconi had been voted in unanimously as the club's honorary president.

"We spoke yesterday, as we often have during these two years," Allegri told reporters on Friday. "I explain the reasons why we play in a certain way and he gives me his thoughts on the team.

"From what he told me, he was happy with the performance. I speak to the president on a weekly basis and he is content with our progress in the championship and the Champions League."

AC Milan currently top the league, but have unbeaten Juventus lurking just over their shoulders in the race for the Serie A title. Allegri though is not worried about that.

"I'm not thinking about Juventus," Allegri said. "We have four points more and we'll fight until the end.

"It all depends on us. If Juve haven't lost this term then it means that they have the quality to win the league. Now it's just crucial that we stay ahead of them."