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AC Milan sack Allegri

World Leagues

Milan – Struggling Serie A giants AC Milan sacked coach Massimiliano Allegri on Monday, a day after a 4-3 league defeat to league newcomers Sassuolo.

Milan are 11th in Serie A, 30 points behind leaders Juventus and 20 behind Napoli who occupy the third and last qualifying spot for the Champions League.

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(FILE PHOTO) AC Milan have today confirmed the sacking of coach Massimiliano Allegri. MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 23: Head coach AC Milan Massimiliano Allegri reacts during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Genoa CFC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 23, 2013 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

A statement on www.acmilan.it said: “AC Milan announces that it has dismissed as coach of the first team, with immediate effect, Mr. Massimiliano Allegri and his staff.

“AC Milan would like to thank Mr. Allegri and his staff for the work done and wishes them the best professional success. The team will be run on a caretaker basis by Mr. Mauro Tassotti.” – Sapa-AFP

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