Rafa Benitez Linked With Shock Move to Take AC Milan Helm as Massimiliano Allegri’s San Siro Future Hangs in the Balance

San Siro side set to employ former Liverpool boss?

Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez could be set for a shock return to management with AC Milan, according to reports in Italy.

After losing their Serie A crown to Juventus in May, Milan have endured a turbulent start to this season – they’ve lost two of their three opening games in Serie A and began their Champions League campaign with a disappointing draw at home to Anderlecht on Tuesday night.

Unsurprisingly, speculation over the future of manager Massimiliano Allegri is already starting to intensify, and Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani is thought to be keen on Benitez, who has been out of work since leaving Milan’s rivals Inter in December 2010.


There is growing speculation that AC Milan could fire Allegri, which would of course be incredibly harsh given he guided the San Siro side to a Serie A title in his first season in charge and then to a runners-up berth last term. The former Cagliari boss has reportedly fallen out with former playing legend Filippo Inzaghi, now in charge of the club’s youth team, and this has fueled talk of a possible sacking.

This then leads to rather bizarre talk of Rafa Benitez taking charge of the club, which is of course laughable given that a) the former Liverpool boss has previously managed arch-rivals Inter and b) he did an awful job when he did so.

AC Milan have not started the campaign all that well, two defeats in their first three Serie A matches this term, but clearly Allegri is having to deal with the fact that his best defender and most consistent striker were both sold to PSG in the summer with Silvio Berlusconi opting to cash in on the sales of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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