NEWS
Sunday May 19 2013
Allegri: 'It's Milan's decision'

Massimiliano Allegri is still refusing to confirm his future, pointing out “it’s Milan’s decision. I have a contract.”

The Coach has been heavily linked with the Roma job amid talk of a three-year deal lined up.

This evening the Rossoneri snatched a Champions League play-off spot by scoring two goals in the last six minutes to beat Siena 2-1.

“I have a contract, so when a season ends you talk to the club in order to find out what we are supposed to do. The club might want to replace me, I don’t know!” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I certainly can’t walk away, as I have a contract, so it is their decision. When a Coach talks to his club, of course he wants to improve the squad, but right now talking about the future is too early. The season has just ended, let me enjoy this victory!

“Right now I want to talk about the game and what happened this evening, plus what the team achieved with 42 points in the second half of the season.

“It was normal to be a little tired, above all psychologically, after this incredible fightback from a poor start to the campaign.

“Tonight we ran into a great goalkeeper and hit the woodwork, while we were a little too hasty and felt the tension of the occasion.

“I want to thank the players and the fans, who deserved a night like this. Stephan El Shaarawy was on the bench because he did not seem to be in good shape, while we needed someone with Robinho’s characteristics.”

Milan were losing 1-0 to Siena until Mario Balotelli converted a soft penalty for a Dias Felipe shirt tug.

“During a year you get some penalties that are dubious and are turned down others that are stonewall. We were two points ahead going into the weekend, our destiny was in our hands, so we got the victory.”

President Silvio Berlusconi told people Allegri already signed for Roma and then pulled out of a planned meeting at the training ground on Saturday.

“He called me yesterday morning. He was supposed to come see us, but due to personal reasons was unable to come,” continued the Coach.

“In three years the President has given me faith and could so easily have fired me this season after the first eight games. We have introduced many new young faces to the mix and improved the older figures too, so Milan have solid foundations.

“In my three years at Milan we have picked up many points, so at the end of the day what counts are results. I think we have achieved our objectives in the circumstances.”

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