Sunday June 2 2013
Official: Allegri stays with Milan

Milan have put their faith in Massimiliano Allegri after crisis talks with President Silvio Berlusconi.

“With Galliani and Allegri we had a frank and cordial discussion in which we revisited and analysed the past season, so there was a clarification on certain things,” said Berlusconi.

“We reached an agreement on the rights and duties of the club towards the Coach and the Coach towards the club.

“We also talked about the type of football that Milan must play and the squad for next season, setting out guidelines for the transfer session.

“The rapport with the Coach, which has never been interrupted, continues with faith and in absolute reciprocal respect.”

The tactician had been in doubt after scraping third place on the final day of the Serie A season and had received a proposal to take over at Roma.

Berlusconi had repeatedly postponed the crunch talks over the last two weeks, but he finally sat down with Allegri and Vice-President Adriano Galliani at his Arcore villa this evening at 19.45 UK time.

The presence of director of communications Giuseppe Sapienza and official club photographer Gianni Buzzi immediately pointed to positive news for the Coach.

Allegri’s confirmation was revealed with a live broadcast on Milan Channel and statement on the club website at 23.00 UK time.

There were rumours he had also signed a contract extension to 2015, but that does not seem to be the case.

He has been at the club for three seasons, securing the Scudetto, second place and this year’s third-place finish.

There are also reports that Allegri asked for reinforcements at the meeting, specifically a centre-back, two midfielders and an attacking winger.

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