Max Allegri has every reason to smile. After a protracted, on-off struggle with club owner Silvio Berlusconi that had looked like being the last thing he'd do at Milan, the 45-year-old somehow still finds himself in the job, all the stronger for having fought to keep it.
Attentions can now turn to preparing for next season—and challenging Juventus for the Serie A title. Allegri delivered the Scudetto in his first season on the Milan bench, but has since struggled to challenge, mainly due to the fact he's been overseeing a complete renovation of the Rossoneri squad.
His current crop of young charges are full of promise. But are they up to the task?