Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri expects to still be bossing the Diavolo next season. “My work here is not done.”
Rumours are suggesting that club owner Silvio Berlusconi is thinking of replacing the tactician should he not deliver a second consecutive League title.
“I’m happy at Milan,” said the former Cagliari Coach who has a contract at San Siro until June 2014. “My work here has only just begun.
“I have an excellent relationship with Berlusconi and he told me to not think about the rumours which are circulating.”
The Rossoneri were looking good to retain their crown, but their Champions League exit to Barcelona was followed up by some lacklustre Serie A displays.
“We’re still in the hunt for the Scudetto despite the fact that our chances have been reduced,” added Allegri with his team three points shy of Juventus.
“We reached the last eight of the Champions League and we are fighting for the title. We have to win against Atalanta in order to not give Juventus the title mathematically.
“Of course I hoped that Juve wouldn’t win at Novara, as I hope they don’t get the points versus Lecce. We just can’t make any mistakes.”
Some at Milan are blaming the club’s League position on injuries, but Allegri has another theory. “We are paying the price for a difficult start.
“Last term we collected eight points in the first five games, this time around we only got five.
“It’s clear that when you net so few and are up against a Juventus side who are collecting results then you can’t allow yourselves to make a mistake.”