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Sunday May 5 2013
Allegri: 'It's up to Berlusconi'

Massimiliano Allegri insists he’d love to stay at Milan and hasn’t signed for anyone else, but “it depends on President Silvio Berlusconi.”

The Coach has been at the centre of constant speculation, both on who is meant to replace him at San Siro and where he will go next season, including Napoli and Roma.

“I have a clear idea on what I want to do next season, but what really irritated me was this collection of reports on things that do not exist,” he told Mediaset Premium.

“First of all, it shows a lack of respect for the other Coaches. I haven’t signed a three-year contract with Roma. I am an honest person and if I’d been in talks with other clubs, I certainly would’ve alerted by employers.

“I hope to remain at Milan, but it depends on President Berlusconi. He has the final word. I have always had a good rapport with the President, regardless of what the newspapers said. He always put his faith in me independently from some viewpoints we do not share. If they send me away, then that’s another matter,” he smiled.

“There’s no point talking about the future now, as things change so quickly in football. I can only say I’m happy at Milan and have another year on my contract.”

Milan consolidated third place and potential Champions League qualification with today’s 1-0 win over Torino, snatched by Mario Balotelli in the final minutes.

“It was a complicated match, as Torino caused us a lot of problems and we did well to win this game ‘rough.’ A victory that isn’t that convincing still helps you reach your objectives.”

Allegri also complimented Juventus on their second consecutive Scudetto.

“They deserved it and this was a triumphant march.”

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