Tag Archives: Max Allegri

Champions League Special: Allegri v Barcelona 2-0 @ San Siro

Here’s the 2013 recap of when AC Milan met Barcelona at San Siro with Max Allegri as manager. The second leg saw a massive collapse in which Milan were overturned, but the first leg stands today as one of Max Allegri’s finest tactical achievements as Milan manager. 

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Dai Dai Dai: An Existential Cleansing

I know management never ends well, but does sacking a manager usually feel this way? Allegri’s tenure at Milan has been aging into a senile old man that just yells at the television camera and gets confused when there are too many things going on in the room at one time. He came in this young coach, untested yes, but with a fair bit of optimism. Maybe it was just the Zlatan talking and Allegri was more than happy to ride the wave, but come January/February the first problems appeared. Young coach, he’ll figure it out, he got the benefit of the doubt. He erred again, and again, and let’s be honest many times in many arenas.

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Milan v Napoli Post-Match Comments

“Other than the opening 10 minutes, it was the best game of the season for us.” – Max Allegri

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Ricardo Kaka – Filling the Gap

The prodigal son finally returns. Kaká’s arrival was confirmed in the morning of September 2nd, his transfer finally successful after attempts in each of the previous three transfer windows. This transfer has been praised and panned alike, and although it’s impossible to say how Kaká’s return leg will go at Milan, it is fairly certain that the two extreme points of view are inevitably wrong.

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Inter v Milan Post-Match Comments

Milan earned a draw against Inter Milan, but like the first leg of their tie, Milan will have felt they deserved more after dominating large portions of the match. They come out of the two ties with Inter having accumulated a solitary point, which is a point more than they earned against Inter in two matches last season.

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