Massimiliano Allegri's relationship with the Milan players looked to be disintegrating after reports surfaced of his rant after the loss to Fiorentina.
The Rossoneri lost 3-1 to Vincenzo Montella's side at San Siro on Sunday, and the 45-year-old tactician looks to finally be losing patience with his squad after they sank to their sixth defeat in 12 games.
“If you wanted to prove that you are all against me,” Gazzetta dello Sport report he said after the final whistle. “Then you did it.”
The club's Vice-President Adriano Galliani publicly backed the manager at the weekend, but rumours of a proposed approach for former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola have gathered momentum over the past few weeks.