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Allegri set for crunch talks

The future of Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri could be decided at the weekend, according to vice-president Adriano Galliani.

Milan finished third in Serie A last term, just outside the automatic UEFA Champions League qualification spots, and Galliani said a meeting will be held over the coming days with president Silvio Berlusconi set to attend.

Berlusconi has criticised Allegri’s performance as Milan coach on a number of occasions and the meeting was postponed twice with reports suggesting this was an attempt to force the former Cagliari boss to resign.
If he is to depart San Siro, it is widely expected that Allegri will take up a similar role at Roma, who are unlikely to make caretaker boss Aurelio Andreazzoli their full-time manager.
Galliani told Milan’s official website that the trio will “meet to find the best possible solution for Milan”.

However, according to former defender Alessandro Costacurta, the writing is already on the wall for Allegri following the postponements.

Costacurta told Sky Sport Italia: “Knowing Berlusconi, I think he’s not coming back (from Sardinia) because he wants to get rid of Allegri and no longer wants to even speak to him.
“I get the impression Allegri is done with Milan. He was Galliani’s choice and a visceral character, so I think only a clash of personalities could have taken them to this point.”
Both Berlusconi and Clarence Seedorf, reportedly Berlusconi’s top choice to lead Milan next season, are to be in Tbilisi on Friday for Kakha Kaladze’s testimonial, fuelling rumours that the Dutchman could be set to replace Allegri.

Thu 30 May, 2013
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