Massimo Allegri has been sacked as AC Milan boss, a statement on the club's official website confirmed.

"AC Milan wish to communicate that Massimiliano Allegri and his staff have been
relieved of their duties with immediate effect," it read.

"AC Milan would like to thank Mr. Allegri and his staff for their time with the club and
wishes them the best for the future. Coach Mauro Tassotti will take charge of the team in the meantime."

The Rossoneri have endured a dire start to the season, picking up just 22 points in
their first 19 games. They lie eleventh in the Serie A table, when many were touting them as potential title challengers.

Despite a good run in the Champions League, where they have qualified for the knockout stages after a strong group stage performance, including an impressive draw at home to Barcelona, back in Italy they have managed just five wins in the entire
league campaign.

Yesterday's humiliating 4-3 loss away to Sassuolo proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Allegri's managerial term at the San Siro.

Allegri had already announced on New Year's Eve that this would be his last season at the club.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Of course this is my last Christmas at AC Milan.”

However, he couldn't last until the end of the season and Milan will now be in the hunt for a new manager.

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