The Italian club AC Milan have confirmed that the current manager Massimiliano Allegri will be retained as the manager next season as well. The future of the 45-year-old has been subjected to a lot of speculation over the last few months, with many expecting his impending departure. However, the form of the club has shown an incredible rise over the past few months. Milan, who were struggling with the prospect of relegation earlier in the season, are now closer to the top three positions than their arch rivals Inter Milan. This coupled with the arrival of a few quality signings during January has improved the mood at the club.

The vice president Adriano Galliani has taken time to confirm that Allegri will remain as the manager of Milan. He also compared Allegri to the former manager of Milan – Carlo Ancelotti. Ancelotti had a lot of success with Milan and he was especially famous for a stable time at the club. Milan are just a few points below the top three positions, which will guarantee them Champions League football next season. Due to the financial situation of the club, Milan certainly need to play in the group stages of this competition. The club recently signed Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli, who scored two goals on his debut.

“Allegri will still be Milan’s coach next season. He is a good tactician and we have always known that. He reminds me of Carlo Ancelotti because he is so balanced,” said the Milan vice president Adriano Gallaini. Milan have been on an incredible run of form in the last few weeks, which has seen them drop just two points out of a possible 15 points. As a result, they are only three points below the third placed Lazio. They are ahead of their arch rivals Inter Milan on goal difference.