The AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has said that he is extremely confident that the club can be rejuvenated following the departure of many older players in the summer. AC Milan have always been criticised for having a number of players over the age of 30, who were still playing an important role in the team. However, this summer has seen a lot of changes at the San Siro with a number of key players like Gattuso and Filippo Inzaghi leaving the club. Coupled with these players, the club has also lost the influential players like Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
There has been a lot of criticism from the AC Milan fans over the lack of responsibility by the club to replace the players who have eventually been sold or released from their contracts. As a result, there has been a significant drop in the season ticket sales. However, the manager Massimiliano Allegri expects the fans to understand the reasons behind the changes at the club. AC Milan have been suffering a lot of problems financially and they needed to sell some of their best players in order to balance the books. The UEFA financial fair play regulations has come into effect recently.
“We needed a generational change. It might not be nice, but that is how life goes. Carlo Ancelotti [Milan’s former manager] was fortunate to boss people like Gennaro Gattuso, Pippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta and Clarence Seedorf at the peak of their careers. I too would have liked them in my squad when they were seven years younger. It takes courage to make the painful decisions that Milan made,” said Massimiliano Allegri. Milan were defeated in the opening match of the season against Sampdoria, but they recovered sufficiently to beat Bologna 3-1 in the second match of the season.
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