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Allegri says he's done with Milan

Updated: 2014-01-02 08:11
By Reuters in Milan ( China Daily)

Beleaguered Massimiliano Allegri has spent his "last Christmas" as AC Milan coach, he said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday.

Allegri, in his fourth season with the club, has survived a dreadful four months against a backdrop of political manoeuvring at the club, and said he had no intention of continuing next term.

"This is certainly my last Christmas at Milan, but I have eaten Panettone here once again and to be honest I had no doubt that I would," he said, referring to the constant speculation about his future since early this season.

"I don't know who will be the next coach and it's not really my problem," he said.

Milan reached the Christmas break in 13th place in Serie A with only 19 points from 17 games, and a mere four wins to its credit.

Allegri says he's done with Milan

It is 17 points behind Napoli, which sits in third place - a position that earns a berth in the Champions League playoff round.

Milan also performed erratically in the Champions League, winning only two group games, but managed to qualify for the last 16 and ironically is Italy's only survivor in the competition.

"Realistically, I don't know how far we can go in Europe, but we have a good chance of getting to the quarterfinals," said Allegri whose side faces Atletico Madrid in the last 16. "A lot can change between now and February."

In another interview with Sky Sports Italia, Allegri said: "The last four months in the championship have been disastrous.

"For the new year, we must try to reach third place. It's a huge gap but we have to do all we can to get as many points as possible."