Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri has insisted that the 1-0 win at AC Milan on Saturday night was in no way any kind of revenge against his former employers and that he remains ‘very fond’ of the San Siro club.
Carlos Tevez proved the difference maker with the only goal of the game in the 71st minute which maintained Juve’s 100 percent start to Serie A and ended the Rossoneri’s good start to the campaign.
Allegri insisted that he took no extra joy in beating the club he guided to the title in 2011 following Milan’s decision to relieve him of his duties in January of this year.
The 47-year-old did not have to long to wait for a new job and was appointed as the new manager at the Juventus Stadium in July, the day after the surprise resignation of Antonio Conte.
“After three and a half years at Milan sharing emotions, intense moments and victories, it would’ve been impossible to consider this a normal game,” Allegri told Sky Sport Italia.
“Having said that, it was absolutely not a chance for revenge. I am now a Juventus Coach. We lost a Scudetto here at Milan when battling with Juventus and despite selling players like Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva we still achieved some important results.
“Milan was an important step in my career and I am still very fond of this club. Now I am at Juventus and I am focused on winning with Juventus.
“I consider myself very fortunate and proud of my career, as not everyone has been Coach of both Milan and Juventus.”
Juventus are strong favourites at 1.10 to maintain their winning start when they host Cesena – priced at 15.95 – on Wednesday, with the draw on offer at 7.80.