Sunday May 8 2011
Allegri 'doesn't want Pirlo'

Assistant manager Mauro Tassotti confirms Andrea Pirlo is no longer required at Milan. “Max Allegri wants different characteristics.”

Veteran Pirlo's contract expires on June 30 and it does not look as if he will be offered an extension.

“Allegri wants a player with more defensive characteristics compared to Andrea when sitting in front of the defence,” said Tassotti during the Scudetto celebrations.

“We wanted to see how he could do in a wider role, but then Andrea started to have injury problems that kept him off the field for many months.

“I don't know if we'll take different paths now, as that is a problem we'll have to wait and see about.

“In any case, Pirlo remains an important player not just for Milan, but for Italian football.”

It is widely expected that Pirlo will join Juventus on a free transfer, ending his 10-year stay at San Siro.