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AC Milan dismiss Massimiliano Allegri

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AC Milan have sacked manager Massimiliano Allegri after losing on the weekend to Sassuolo.

The Italian giants lost the game 4-3 after taking a 2-0 lead which saw Sassuolo striker Domenico Berardi score all four goals for the home team.

Allegri who agreed to leave the club at the end of the season after failing to get a new contract has now been relieved of his duties following this humiliating defeat.

A statement on the AC Milan website read: "Massimiliano Allegri and his staff have been relieved of their duties.

"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."

This sacking comes after a number of bad performances by AC Milan which now sees them 30 points behind top of the table Juventus in Serie A.

The former Cagliari manager became the AC Milan boss in 2010 following the departure of Leonardo. He managed to win the Serie A title in 2011 and then finished runners up to Juventus the following season.

This led to the club selling their two best players to Paris Saint Germain in central defender Thiago Silva and star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

After recruiting Mario Balotelli from Manchester City in the January transfer window last year he scored the goals which saw the club finish third on the last day of the season which secured Champions League football for the club.

However after a disappointing start to this season where Allegri failed to extend his contract in the summer and now in January he has been given the boot before his contract finished.

Former AC Milan player Mauro Tassotti who is a coach at AC Milan will be in charge on a temporary basis until a new manager is announced.


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