AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri feels he has the full backing of the board.

Allegri came close to the axe earlier this summer.

"I don't feel under examination, absolutely not," he said on the eve of his side's Week 1 fixture at Verona. "Once the games that count start then a Coach has to begin collecting results.

"He is in charge of the group so if things go wrong then he is the first one who is questioned. This is my fourth season at Milan and I'm happy with what I have done so far.

"I spoke to Berlusconi yesterday and also before the PSV game. We often speak and we are all close to him during this difficult time."

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