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Allegri looks ahead to first season at AC Milan

07-22-2010 14:09 BJT

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New AC Milan coach Massimil-iano Allegri has praised his predecessor Leonardo saying he merely plans to "modify" the team that finished third in Serie A last season under the now-departed Brazilian.

The 42-year-old has signed a two-year contract at the San Siro after an impressive spell in charge at Cagliari. Allegri has inherited a decent squad, to which the names of Mario Yepes, Marco Amelia and Sokratis Papastath-opoulos have been added.

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi also stated his determination to sell Ronaldinho despite widespread interest from other clubs. Allegri is hopeful he can bring out the best in the 30-year-old Brazilian playmaker following an indifferent campaign last term. He's now preparing Milan for the pre-season four-team Emirates Cup tournament hosted by England's Arsenal which begins at the end of this month.

Allegri said, "I think that, I'm sure that this team can do well and also reach important goals. For important goals I mean first of all to match last year's third place and second to do our best in the Champions League."

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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