Massimiliano Allegri to stay, AC Milan insist

Mar 27, 2013, 07:57 IST | IANS

Italian Serie A football giants AC Milan have stressed again that Massimiliano Allegri will not be leaving as the club's head coach at the end of the campaign.

Allegri has been linked with a possible move to Roma once this season has come to an end, even though his contract at San Siro doesn't expire until June 2014, reports Xinhua.

"The possibility that Allegri will leave does not exist," said Milan vice president Adriano Galliani. "Allegri is happy to remain at Milan and he'll stay."  The Rossoneri decided to keep faith with the tactician earlier in the season despite a problematic beginning to the campaign which saw them lose five of their first eight league games.

"Allegri, historically, doesn't start seasons really strongly as you saw when he was at Cagliari," Galliani added. "However, our sluggish beginning was down to what we did to the squad in the summer transfer window. I hope we do better next season."

While at Cagliari, Allegri lost his first five games in Serie A before picking up a point against Milan in the sixth week of the 2008-09 campaign. Milan are now third in Serie A and just two points behind second-placed Napoli. 

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