The Straits Times
Published on Sep 16, 2012

Football: Allegri under pressure as Milan flop again


MILAN (AFP) - Question marks over Massimiliano Allegri's future as AC Milan coach began appearing in the media on Sunday a day after the Rossoneri's second home defeat of the season.

Milan, who begin their Champions League group campaign against Belgian side Anderlecht on Tuesday, suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Atalanta.

It came three weeks after defeat to Sampdoria at the San Siro and a fortnight after Allegri's side appeared to be on the mend with a 3-1 away win at Bologna courtesy of a Giampaolo Pazzini hat-trick.

Allegri's relationship with club vice-president Adriano Galliani is said to be deteriorating and reports last week claimed club owner Silvio Berlusconi was beginning to take "more interest" in the club's situation.