Allegri had revealed he would be leaving the club at end of season.
AC Milan have sacked coach Massimiliano Allegri after a disastrous Serie A season so far, with his last game in charge being the 4-3 loss to Sassuolo on Sunday night.
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The 46-year-old has been in charge since 2010, and had revealed at the start of the month that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season when his contract was set to expire.
However, the Rossoneri have been pushed into action after surrendering a 2-0 lead at Sassuolo on Sunday, with Barbara Berlusconi describing it as “unacceptable” that the club’s supporters have to watch such performances.
Furthermore, Milan are currently in 11th place in the Serie A table, 30 points adrift of leaders Juventus, but also 20 points behind Napoli in the race for Champions League football.
In an official statement released on the club’s official website on Monday morning, Milan have announced that Allegri has been relieved of his duties, but thanked him for his contributions during his tenure in charge.
Former assistant Mauro Tassotti will take charge temporarily, although it is unclear as to whether or not the club will appoint a new coach before the end of the season.
Both Flippo Inzaghi and Clarence Seedorf have been linked with the job, as reported by ESPN, while Italy boss Cesare Prandelli has been named as a candidate as he is likely to step down from the national job in the summer.
Nevertheless, it is unlikely that an appointment will be made before the Coppa Italia clash with Spezia on Wednesday, with Milan looking to win the tournament in order to secure a place in Europe next season.