Struggling AC Milan have sacked manager Massimiliano Allegri after four years at the helm,
The Italian giants have taken definitive action after Allegri managed only two wins from the last 11 Serie A games, with the club currently languishing in 11th place in Serie A, a whopping 30 points behind leaders Juventus.
Allegri had previously stated that he was to leave the San Siro at the end of the season of his own free will,
“I was very clear and it was a decision I made last summer. I will not be the Milan coach next season,” Allegri said in December,
“You can’t stay at a club for life. I had four years here and think I did well, so I thank everyone.”
Milan have now jettisoned the former Cagliari manager as they attempt to halt their slide down the League table.
A brief statement was published in the official club website (transcript here), which read,
AC Milan announce the dismissal as coach of the first team, with immediate effect, Mr. Massimiliano Allegri and his staff.
AC Milan would like to thank Mr. Allegri and his staff for the work they have done and wish them the best professional success.
The team is temporarily assigned to the technical guidance of Mr. Mauro Tassotti.
3 full seasons of Allegri: Milan finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Considering transition/cuts he oversaw [at the club’s behest], really not all bad
— James Horncastle (@JamesHorncastle) January 13, 2014
In 2010, the 46-year-old won the Scudetto in his first season in charge at the club, Milan’s first since 2004, and leaves the San Siro with a win percentage of 51.12%.
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