Serie A side AC Milan have sacked manager Massimiliano Allegri, following a poor start to the season. The Italian giants have won only five of their 19 league games this season, and despite advancing to the knockout stages of the Champions League the Rossoneri sit only 11th in the table – 30 points behind leaders Juventus.
The club released a statement to announce the news: “AC Milan wish to communicate that Massimiliano Allegri and his staff have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect. AC Milan would like to thank Mr. Allegri and his staff for their time with the club and wishes them the best for the future. Coach Mauro Tassotti will take charge in the meantime of the team”.
Allegri had recently confirmed that this season would be his last in the Milan dugout in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, adding ”I don’t know who will be the next coach and it’s not really my problem.”
The current favourite to take over the managerial seat in Milan is Andre Villas-Boas, the former Tottenham and Chelsea manager who was fired from White Hart Lane in mid-December. Another name to be considered is former Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf, who enjoyed a hugely successfully playing career at the club – though he has six months left on a playing contract at Brazilian side Botafogo.