Massimiliano Allegri was upset to read reports he has agreed to join Roma.
It had been suggested by Corriere della Sera that, fearing for his position at Milan, the 45-year-old had been in discussions with the Giallorossi which resulted in him agreeing a three-year contract to succeed Aurelio Andreazzoli during the summer.
However, the Rossoneri wasted little time in denying Allegri is leaving for the capital, and Roma also denied they have offered him a position for next season. And now the man himself has voiced his disappointment at the reports of his supposed switch.
“These are purely allegations and very disappointing,” Allegri told a news conference on Saturday ahead of the clash with Torino on Sunday. “It upsets me to read that I’ve signed for Roma. I believe myself to be an honest person and respectful towards my place of work.
“If anything was to happen the first person to know about it would be the president (Silvio Berlusconi) and chief executive officer (Adriano) Galliani. I think this discussion is closed, and thankfully it was closed by both the clubs before I had to speak.”
Allegri has enjoyed an impressive second half of the current season, as Milan have lost only once in Serie A and that was to champions Juventus. His side are one point ahead of Fiorentina in the battle for the final UEFA Champions League place, and three of their remaining four matches are against sides struggling against relegation.