Meanwhile, supporters protest against Matri move.
AC Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri threatened to resign from his position on Wednesday night, but later revealed he was merely joking.
The Rossoneri’s tactician was speaking after watching his side confirm their place in the group stages of the Champions League, but despite being pleased with the result he was still angry with stories in the media.
His tenure at Milan has been dominated by rumours that he faces the sack from owner Silvio Berlusconi, with the pair holding a meeting at the end of last season to discuss his future.
Seemingly, when the pressure mounts on Milan to get a result the critics come out for Allegri, and he entertained the media last night by making up his own story after the game.
“For a couple of years this has been going on, so maybe I’ll resign tomorrow morning. I’ll think it over tonight…,” he told reporters as quoted by Football Italia.
Allegri went on to explain that he was annoyed by stories he consistently reads in the newspapers, but both he and Galliani later revealed that he was just joking about resigning.
“I can assure you it was a joke and he sent me here to inform you of that. Let’s not create controversy out of a joke,” Galliani told MediasetPremium.
Nevertheless, it was an important night for Milan as they not only confirmed their place in Europe’s premier competition, but are now likely to benefit from a €30m windfall for qualifying.
That in turn has led many to expect some new signings ahead of the deadline, although supporters protested against a move for Juventus striker Alessandro Matri with a banner before Wednesday night’s game.
“Matri? No Thanks. Focus on reinforcing the defence and midfield instead,” it read from the Curva Sud. However, their recommendation appears not to have been heeded as Milan look set to make a bid for the Italian international.