AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has given Clarence Seedorf a vote of confidence after a poor start to the Dutchman's coaching career at San Siro.
The Rossoneri suffered a sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions when they were beaten 4-2 by Serie A rival Parma on Sunday, with the latest in a string of setbacks sparking a fan protest outside the ground.
The pressure is now mounting on Seedorf, even though he only took over in January, but Berlusconi insists that he still has the utmost faith in the rookie boss.
“Seedorf is not up for discussion; he will remain our coach even next year,” Berlusconi said in a statement on ANSA.
The former Italian prime minister said that his team’s form this season has been unacceptable but argued that Seedorf is not to blame for the current situation.
"Milan is a team built badly,” Berlusconi added.
Sunday's loss to Parma saw the Rossoneri slip to 11th in the Serie A standings, 20 points behind Napoli for Italy's third and final Champions League berth.