Italian Serie A - Ambrosini: Milan should stick with Allegri

Massimo Ambrosini warns it’d be a mistake to sack Massimiliano Allegri, but concedes Milan president Silvio Berlusconi “rarely changes his mind.”

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AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri (Reuters)

The Rossoneri look set to secure third place and access to the Champions League preliminary round despite a dire start to the campaign in which they lost most of their star players.

That is probably not enough to keep Allegri in his job, as captain Ambrosini essentially confirmed the rumours surrounding the Coach.

"We were able to maintain our calm during the chaos of the start of this season and people must recognise the credit belongs to Allegri," Ambrosini told Sky Sport Italia.

"He did so well to stay relaxed during even the most difficult moments and transmit those feelings of calm to the squad.

"It’d take some real courage to change the coach, considering the great results he has achieved over the last three years. I think Milan ought to confirm him."

Nonetheless, president Berlusconi has been critical of Allegri and seems adamant he wants a change of direction.

"A lot will depend on what is going through the president’s mind. I don’t know what he’s thinking, but I do know that when the president gets something into his head, he rarely changes his mind.”

It has been reported that one of Berlusconi’s candidates for the job is Clarence Seedorf, who has not yet finished his playing career with Brazilian club Botafogo.

“It would be curious to see Seedorf on the bench, though maybe not next year,” concluded his former teammate.

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