AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi denies being critical of coach Max Allegri last week.
Berlusconi seemed to cast more doubt on the future of Allegri after he was quoted as saying that the tactician 'doesn't understand anything'.
"No, I was just joking with someone who was sitting next to me," the former Italian Prime Minister told Uno Mattina.
"He was saying a phrase in Veneto after the mention of anybody's name, then Allegri's name popped up and I repeated that saying too.
"Then the newspapers did what they usually do "