AC Milan Sack Vincenzo Montella, Replace Him With Gennaro Gattuso

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AC Milan have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella, with the reins handed to Gennaro Gattuso.

The club are seventh in Serie A on 20 points, 18 behind leaders Napoli, after a run of only two league victories in their past nine games.

AC Milan drew 0-0 with Torino at home on Sunday and have lost six of their 14 top-flight matches this season.

A club statement read: “AC Milan announces the exemption of Vincenzo Montella from the post of coach of the first team.

“Montella is most appreciated thanks to the work done so far with his staff for commitment, seriousness and professional fairness.

“The technical management of the team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso, who leaves his post as Primavera coach, and to whom AC Milan offers the most warmest wishes for good work.”

Meanwhile, Gattuso, whose career at Milan spanned 15 years and included two league titles and two Champions Leagues, has been brought in, having managed Milan Primavera – the club’s under-19 team – of late.

The former Milan and Italy midfielder took charge of Sion after retiring from football in 2013 – but his tenure lasted just three matches before being sacked.

Gattuso went on to have short spells at Palermo and Greek outfit OFA Crete, while he also guided Pisa to Serie B – and then went on to see them finish bottom – before going on to take the U19 job at Milan.



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