After being linked with the head-coaching job at AS Roma for months, Massimiliano Allegri will instead remain at AC Milan, the club’s President Silvio Berlusconi confirmed on Sunday. Many expected Allegri to be fired after leading Milan to a third-place finish in Serie A this season.
"We had a frank and cordial discussion with [Milan vice presidentAdriano] Galliani and Allegri in which we revisited and analyzed last season, and there was clarification on a few things," Berlusconi told the club’s Web site. "We reached an agreement on rights and obligations of the club to the coach and the coach to the club. Moreover, we also talked about the kind of game Milan will have to play next season and guidelines were drawn for the next transfer market. The relationship with the coach, which has never ceased, continues with absolute trust and mutual respect."
Allegri won the league title with Milan during his first season in charge in 2010/11, and then finished second the following season. After suffering a horrible start to the most recent campaign, Milan recovered to earn a UEFA Champions League place on the final day of the season.