Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that the rumours about a fallout with Andrea Pirlo were never true.
Allegri has entered into the history books as the last AC Milan manager to have led the club to a league title. Going by the current downturn faced by the club, it looks like the feat may not be achieved in a long time from now. After being sacked by Milan, Allegri quickly found himself taken under the wings by Juventus who already had a very successful team. Much of this success was created by the magician Pirlo in the centre of midfield.
Strangely, Pirlo and Allegri were united once again to win the league title. The unity, though, did not last long after the Italian midfielder sealed a move to the MLS. Since the duo have worked very little together, there have been suggestions of a fallout. However, Allegri says that Pirlo remains a great player that he has managed, but he did not have the exact kind words to say about one of his former players – Clarence Seedorf. The former Dutch midfielder is now looking for a new job as a manager after being sacked by Milan. Allegri says that Seedorf was one of the most talkative players he has encountered.
“Seedorf wanted to discuss every detail and just talk, talk, talk. He drove me up the wall. I’d say to him, ‘Clarence, if everyone behaved like you then I’d need a day with 700 hours in it’.I never had any arguments with Pirlo.The transfer to Juventus revitalised him psychologically and change can be cathartic. That season, my third with Milan, they no longer had Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva. It would’ve been tough for Andrea to do as well in that squad,” said Allegri.