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Allegri threatens to quit Milan

29 August 2013 00:06

Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has suggested he could resign from his position on Thursday, amid uncertainty over his future.

Reports emerging prior to Wednesday's UEFA Champions League play-off round second-leg clash with PSV suggested that the Italian's position was under threat should his side fail to progress.

But, after Milan cruised through to group stages courtesy of a 3-0 victory at San Siro, Allegri angrily revealed that he is considering resigning due to the building pressure.

"For a couple of years this has been going on, so maybe I’ll resign tomorrow morning. I’ll think it over tonight," he is quoted by Sport Mediaset.

"I am a little annoyed tonight, as I read things that have been written and believe people need to be more objective. There is pontificating from the outside.

"I am satisfied with the performance, but very angry tonight. I am very angry, fortunately occasionally we win a game and the lads allow me to have some fun too.

"They are trying to make me angry from the outside, it doesn’t work. From the inside there is a good rapport with the general manager, the players and the club.

"Still some like to write rubbish, so when I read this pontificating about what they’d do – fine, come and take my place on the bench and see if you can get the results I have.

"I say this because every now and then you have to put up some barriers. I hope when my career ends, maybe at the age of 60 if I get there, I will go to Livorno, stay by the sea, go fishing, eat good food, drink good wine. I might watch a few games here and there, but not go around pontificating on what other people are doing.

"I am very happy with what the lads did, as they gave a great night to me, the fans and the President. I also thank the supporters, who stood by us during difficult moments. I don’t want to say anything else about the game. It’s the result that counts."

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Milan

W L W D D

3 - 0

PSV

W W L W D
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
28 August 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
3 - 0
On aggregate
4 - 1
Venue
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (Milano)
Attendance
51548

Goals

K. Boateng 9'
(assist by R. Montolivo) 
1 - 0
M. Balotelli 55'
(assist by P. Mexès) 
2 - 0
K. Boateng 77'
(assist by A. Poli) 
3 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
32
5
17
20
2
4
10 9' 77'
34
18 43'
45 55' 62'
92
Coach: M. Allegri
# Player Bookings
21
5 52'
3
15 90+1'
26
33
8 43'
10
6
9
22
Coach: P. Cocu

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
16 80'
23
7
1
26
28
78
# Player Bookings
14
7
11
1
2
13
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