Milan coach Allegri not living in fear of sack

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is not worrying about his position despite alleged problems with the club's vice-President Adriano Galliani.

Milan completed a 3-1 win at Bologna a fortnight ago after losing 1-0 to Sampdoria on the opening day of the season. They host Atalanta on Saturday night at the San Siro.

“Judgements about myself don’t scare me, When I got here they said I wasn’t ready, but in the last two years we’ve done better than anyone else," said Allegri.

“People lining up to replace me? I‘m calm, it’s normal that a lot of coaches have the ambition to come and work here.

“I know the squad I have available to me and I know we’ll face problems along the way, but the results will speak for themselves and we’ll have to try and grow.

“Clearing things up with Galliani? To clear things up, there would need to be something to clear up and there isn’t.”

Giampaolo Pazzini netted a hat-trick against Bologna and Allegri is confident he will overcome a knee injury to start the match.

“I took off Pazzini in training yesterday after 20 minutes as he had a problem, but I’m 90 per cent sure he’ll play from the start. He’ll be partnered by either Bojan Krkic or Stephan El Shaarawy," said Allegri.

“Tomorrow will be a tough game against a team that concedes very little space. We’ll need to be patient.

“Atalanta didn’t deserve to lose against Lazio and they did well in Cagliari, they have the quality to do us damage on the counter-attack. We’ll have to play well tactically and be good in defence.”