It’s reported President Silvio Berlusconi will only keep Max Allegri if Milan win the Champions League play-off.
The saga continues to drag on ahead of tomorrow night’s crunch meeting between Berlusconi, Coach Allegri and Vice-President Adriano Galliani.
A dinner between Galliani and Allegri on Thursday evening seemed to smooth things over, but rumours are emerging that the situation is far from clear.
Berlusconi is expected to tell Allegri he can only remain on the bench and be given a contract extension if Milan win the Champions League preliminary round, gaining entry into the tournament proper.
This puts the Coach in a very tricky position, as failure would leave him fired at the end of August with other jobs already under lock and key.
Allegri has so far kept Roma hanging with their three-year contract offer, so he would be taking a big risk if he relied on Berlusconi’s conditions.
He is also eager to know whether there is a real project in place at San Siro, which would mean a contract renewal and show of faith in his abilities.
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