It is widely believed that AC Milan will part company with Clarence Seedorf at the end of the season, but vice-president Adriano Galliani has apologised for being caught on camera questioning his judgement.
Milan conceded a last-gasp goal to lose 2-1 to Atalanta, which looks likely to prove extremely costly to their chances of qualification for the Europa League.
The Rossoneri have had a terrible campaign but are looking to redeem themselves by securing a place in Europe next year.
However, their loss at Atalanta leaves Milan two points behind Torino, who hold the final qualification berth, and one shy of Parma with Verona alongside them.
Milan face Sassuolo at home on the final day, but their fate now depends on Torino, who have a tough trip to Fiorentina and Parma, who have a more appealing home game against rock-bottom Livorno, who are already relegated.
During Milan's defeat at Atalanta, TV cameras picked up Milan director Adriano Galliani saying that Seedorf was 'crazy' for picking Keisuke Honda instead of Adel Taarabt.
The apology may be a very temporary measure of reconciliation if Seedorf is sacked and replaced by either Pippo Inzaghi or Roberto Donadoni as is widely expected.