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Galliani aiming to take Milan forward

December 2, 2013
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani says he is determined to bring success back to the club after his resignation was rejected by president Silvio Berlusconi at the weekend.

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Galliani announced on Friday that he was going to step down from his position, as well as his role as general manager of the Rossoneri, at the latest after their final Champions League tie against Ajax later this month.

However, prior to the trip to Catania at the weekend, Galliani was talked around by Berlusconi, who wants the 69-year-old to retain his responsibilities while his daughter Barbara Berlusconi will deal with more of the club's off-field organisational matters.

"The situation in Milan is serene once again," Berlusconi told Gazzetta dello Sport after a meal with Galliani at the weekend.

"We've reached a total agreement on a club organisation which will see two general managers: Adriano Galliani will be in charge of the sporting side of things with Barbara Berlusconi working in other areas."

Following his meal with Berlusconi, Galliani feels Milan have a bright future despite their struggles this season.

Galliani said: “I said the other night to the president, when you win you think about going on and always winning and it's like this even when you lose and things don't go well. Then there is the moment that changes everything.

“After 28 years at Milan I continue to say that sport is a cycle. For example, we've got six points in four away matches after having got very few. Now we need to find continuity, we're behind but if we can get on a winning run we will begin to climb the table.”

Galliani claimed he knew as soon as Berlusconi had spoken to him that his position was safe.

He said: "The president's words have been sacred for 34 years."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report

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