Ancelotti also calls for Galliani to remain at the club.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed he has sympathy for AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri and has warned the club over their future decisions regarding Adriano Galliani.
Speculation has been rife in recent weeks suggesting that the pair will leave the club in the summer after a poor start to the season and questionable transfer market decisions.
However, former Rossoneri boss Ancelotti has insisted that Galliani is the “most important person at Milan” considering his track record and feels it would be risky to allow him to leave.
“Galliani is the most important person at Milan,” Real Madrid boss Ancelotti told Radio 24, as reported by Football Italia.
“He is not just a director: he is also a fan, someone who grew up with these colours and has always done his best for his club.
In addition, Ancelotti also has sympathy for Allegri who has been under-fire after another disappointing start to the season.
Having spent several years at the club, the Italian tactician is well aware of the pressure that comes with the job and the need to keep owner Silvio Berlusconi happy not only with results but the mentality and performances of the players.
“Being Milan Coach is not simple, because the results aren’t the only things that count. You also have to follow the philosophy dictated by President Silvio Berlusconi, which is tied to entertainment and image.
“The Coach has to try to pursue those objectives as well. Mentality counts for a lot within the Rossoneri camp, even more so than results.”
Milan are currently well adrift of the Champions League places in Serie A, and with Allegri’s contract set to expire at the end of the season it is unclear as to whether or not he will be offered a new deal.
Meanwhile, with Barbara Berlusconi expected to implement her own structure within the club next summer, Galliani has been linked with various roles away from Milan, the latest of which has suggested he will turn to a career in politics within Berlusconi’s political party.
However, there has been no official statements from either individual or the club on the matter, with both expected to remain until the end of the season before changes are announced.