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Allegri to Leave Milan in the Summer

In a series of interviews, Massimiliano Allegri revealed that this would be his final season as coach of AC Milan, and that "the last four months were disastrous" for the Italian giant, which entered the Christmas break in 13th place in the Serie A table, 27 points behind leader Juventus. While Allegri acknowledged the Scudetto is now too far away, he said the club still has the Coppa Italia and UEFA Champions League to look forward to in 2014.

“I leave a good team that earned the love of the fans,” the Rossoneri coach said of the legacy he will be leaving behind. “A team that with a few adjustments will have a future. I have always worked with enthusiasm and will continue right to the end. Why am I leaving? I decided the day it was made official I’d remain for one more season. I liked the idea of staying and finishing the job, but four years in one club is a long time.”

In a separate interview with Sky Sport Italia, Allegri confessed: “The last four months in Serie A were disastrous. In 2014 we are focusing on a great [UEFA] Champions League campaign. I am confident, even though Sulley Muntari and Riccardo Montolivo will be suspended for the first leg against Atletico Madrid. Plus there is the Coppa Italia to play for and in the League third place is a long way off, but we’ll do everything possible.”

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