Galliani stays at AC Milan in astonishing U-turn

Silvio Berlusconi

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi insists Vice-President Adriano Galliani will stay at the club less than 24 hours after his exit seemed inevitable.

In a dramatic twist of events, AC Milan chief Silvio Berlusconi has stated that Adriano Galliani will stay at the club, indicating that the Vice-President's resignation has been rejected.

After a dismal start to the season for the Rossoneri, Galliani has taken some flak and is reportedly at loggerheads with Barbara Berlusconi, a director and the daughter of Silvio, who has publicly stated that Milan need a change in direction.

Galliani seemed to be ending his 27-year spell at Milan when he declared: "I will resign with good reason in a few days" to the Ansa news agency.

But Berlusconi seems to have other ideas and appears to have thrown out Galliani's resignation with today's statement.

"Calm has returned to AC Milan," he is quoted as saying by Ansa. "Adriano Galliani and everyone else will stay in their roles."

It is unclear where Galliani stands on Berlusconi's statement but it seems that he will be with the Diavolo for a little while longer.

However, several Italian press sources have questioned how long Galliani and Barbara Berlusconi can maintain a working relationship.

Galliani has delivered a spectacular 28 trophies in his 27 years at the club but this is arguably the worst position Milan have been in during that time.

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