Leonardo quiet on AC Milan future

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AC Milan coach Leonardo is remaining tight-lipped on whether or not he will remain at the club next season.

There is media speculation in Italy that the first-year tactician could return to his native Brazil this summer.

After his team's 2-1 defeat at Sampdoria yesterday, a loss that all but ended Milan's Scudetto ambitions, Leonardo said: "There's nothing to say.

"My only concern at this time is our next four games.

"The only thing I'm thinking of is the end of the campaign.

"At this time I am the coach of Milan and my priority is to end the season in the best possible way."

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani hopes Leonardo, who is under contract for a further year with the Rossoneri, will remain.

However, he said that should the Brazilian tactician leave, it would be down to personal issues.

"It's not a problem to do with buying, only that Leo has three children in Rio and sooner or later he will return to Brazil," Galliani said.

"But I believe that this will happen in the future. That is why I will try to convince him to remain."

Milan head into the final four weeks of the season in third place and seven points behind league leaders Roma.

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