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Allegri not interested in Roma rumours

Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri insists he is unmoved by rumours that he could be on the brink of taking over at Roma.

The 45-year-old’s future at San Siro has been the subject of much speculation, with Milan chiefs reportedly considering axing the former Cagliari boss after a tough season in Serie A.

But Allegri is not looking to leave the club any time soon after leading them into the qualification spots for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

He said: “I consider it something comparable to what happened last Saturday, when newspapers gave similar news on my future. The only difference is that last Saturday they made the name of the new Milan coach, while today they named the new Roma’s coach, that’s the same.

“I’m sorry for what happened and I’m glad there were denial from both Milan and Roma. I have a contract with Milan.”

Allegri’s side take on Torino on Sunday afternoon, hoping to consolidate third spot in Serie A.

He added: “Now we have another four games to play and tomorrow’s game in particular will be the more decisive, because after it we will have more clear an idea on which team will close in third position. Obviously if we win tomorrow we will have more chances to finish third.

“I still have to make a decision on El Shaarawy, he has a problem with his ankle.

“I’m focused on what I have to do together with my guys and my club. We are all focused to achieve our aim, an aim that seems easy at the moment, but it isn’t, because it was unthinkable only some months ago.

“I believe that in this particular moment we all need to put in a maximum effort and face tomorrow’s delicate match against Torino, and our supporters need to give us a big hand, as they did against Catania and in the rest of the season.”
Sat 4 May, 2013
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