AC Milan announce that Massimiliano Allegri will stay as coach

Claudio Villa

Despite grumblings that he was all but set for a move to Roma, AC Milan have announced that Massimiliano Allegri will remain their manager heading into next season.

Massmiliano Allegri appeared to be a dead man walking at AC Milan going into the end of the season, but he bought himself another year by finishing third in Serie A. AC Milan announced late on Sunday night that Allegri would remain with the club.

Allegri had been linked to AS Roma and would have likely taken over there had Milan opted to release him from his contract. He met with director Adriano Galliani on Friday before meeting with owner Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday to learn that he would stay on as coach.

Milan had a disappointing season, barely finishing third in Serie A. They were also knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in disappointing fashion, giving up a two-goal lead against FC Barcelona. However, Allegri was hamstrung early in the season when Berlusconi opted to sell the team's two best players, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, without spending a significant amount of money on quality replacements.

Follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter | Like SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

USMNT down Germany in a 4-3 thriller

Recapping the last week in La Liga

Bayern win historic treble

Transfer rumours from SB Nation and our team blogs

Full coverage of the NWSL

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.