Previous
Ajax Amsterdam
Manchester United
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
South Africa U20
Italy U20
0
2
FT
Game Details
Zambia U20
Iran U20
4
2
FT
Game Details
Costa Rica U20
Portugal U20
11:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Uruguay U20
Japan U20
11:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Shanghai SIPG
Jiangsu Suning
12:00 PM UTC
Leg 1
Game Details
Palmeiras
Atlético Tucumán
12:45 AM UTC May 25, 2017
Game Details
Peñarol
Wilstermann
12:45 AM UTC May 25, 2017
Game Details
Next

Trending: Huge police operation for EL

Latest
Read

Zambia U20 seal fightback win over Iran

Read

Italy U20 cruise past toothless South Africa

Read

Transfer Rater: Iker Casillas to Liverpool

Transfers
Read

PSG 2017-18 kit has Parisiens saying 'non'

Toe Poke
Read

Franck Ribery goes for a dive

The Toe Poke
Read

Dele Alli has Flintstones tattoo

The Toe Poke
Read

Milan ultras call for Allegri to stay

AC Milan ultras have called on the club's president Silvio Berlusconi to leave manager Massimiliano Allegri in charge.

• Blog: Milan following dangerous path
• Marcotti on Allegri exit

Speculation on Wednesday suggested that Allegri had been removed from his position following a meeting with vice president Adriano Galliani. However, no official statement has been made leading the Curva Sud to try and reason with Berlusconi.

Allegri has overseen the departure of key names such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thiago Silva, Pato and Antonio Cassano while still leading the Rossoneri to a third place finish in Serie A which enables them to compete in the Champions League.

In a statement, the Curva Sud praise Allegri for his expert handling of a young squad at a tricky point in Milan's history when they are attempting to reduce the team's average age while maintaining results on the pitch.

"Today, we find ourselves with a project which has only just started and which will soon be dismantled by presidential choice," the statement said.

"The championship started with great difficulty and Allegri's Milan appeared destined for the abyss. Aware that criticism would be detrimental to the atmosphere in the team, we decided to support Milan at the most difficult moment.

"Our choice paid off. We created a sort of tacit agreement between the ultras, the coach and the team, that we would all row in the same direction... we began to reap the rewards with the performances of [Stephan] El Shaaraway and careful management of players from coach Allegri, who we recognise has been carrying this project."

Reports suggest that former Rossoneri midfielder Clarence Seedorf could be in line to return to the club in Allegri's place. However, the appointment of someone with no managerial experience would not be welcomed by the fans.

"We can well understand, but not agree, that whoever invests can decide to change coach just for personal reasons," the statement continued.

"But if it's really part of a plan we must at least start again by putting the team into the hands of an experienced trainer.

"Certainly not someone like Seedorf or others who have zero experience on the bench and will come in to take in hand a squad of young players one month before the first official engagement and before the very difficult task which is the preliminaries of the Champions League.

"We hope that there will be respect for Milan as an institution and its fans, with a choice which is not just related to a particular moment, but with the continuation of a project which we decided to support to the end one year ago."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.