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Cagliari coach Lopez tribute to AC Milan's Allegri

Cagliari coach Diego Lopez has paid tribute to AC Milan counterpart Massimiliano Allegri.

Lopez is in charge of Cagliari for the first time this season.

"I don't feel like a newcomer or someone who just started," he told the Corriere dello Sport.

"President Massimo Cellino was the one who convinced me to become a Coach. One day he took me aside and suggested I try, then if I saw it went well I'd continue and if not he'd find another role for me in the club.

"I worked with Allegri for two years and know him well. I also worked with Marco Giampaolo, so I learned a lot from my Coaches. I think Carlo Ancelotti is the most innovative, while Luciano Spalletti did great things abroad with Zenit."

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