Allegri to leave AC Milan hot-seat this summer
AC Milan manager Massimilano Allegri has announced that he will leave the Rossoneri this summer. The San Siro boss also sees AC Milan falling into a relegation battle this season. As difficult as that might be to believe, the current form of AC Milan has let down its fans and left little hope of making a top four finish this season.
Allegri will be without a contract this summer and AC Milan have no intentions of placing him at the hot-seat for another season. The Rossoneri, who are currently 11th on the Serie A table, are expected to part ways with Allegri at the end of the season. Allegri, who has been at the helm since 2010, spent his last Christmas as a Milanista last year. Allegri feels his side is heading towards a survival battle and his biggest achievement would be to acquire a top half of the table finish before his departure.
“We've not done anything yet and the league table is very sad reading,” Allegri said. “We need to learn from the mistakes we've made and try to start the year in the best way possible.
“Let's not forget we only have 19 points and we need to look over our shoulders. Yes, this is a relegation battle. We know how hard it will be and how important the three points are.”
Allegri rejuvenated AC Milan from a dire place last season, so the Italian boss is no stranger to miracles, but acquiring a Champions League berth is perhaps the only thing that might help save Allegri his job.
AC Milan recorded the best form in the league in the second half of the season under Allegri last year. Their record was even better than the Serie A champions Juventus. Consequently, AC Milan managed to acquire a Champions League berth on the last day of the season.
Former AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf is expected to take over from Allegri this summer. Seedorf, who used to play under Allegri, is currently playing for Botafogo.
“It's up to the club to decide who they want as coach,” Allegri added. “They will choose a worthy replacement for myself, somebody capable of coaching Milan. Seedorf is a very intelligent player and he could have what it takes to be a coach, but they are two completely different jobs.
“Nevertheless, I'm convinced this club will pick the right coach, like they have done for the past 28 years.”