AC Milan Sack Head Coach Vincenzo Montella, Former Milan Midfielder Gennaro Gattuso To Take Over As New Coach
AC Milan sacked head coach Vincenzo Montella on Monday and announced that he would be replaced by former midfielder Gennaro Gattuso.
Montella was dismissed a day after a 0-0 home draw with Torino left big-spending Milan seventh in Serie A with 20 points from 14 games and 18 behind leaders Napoli, after a run of only two league victories in their past nine games.
The Rossoneri issued a statement confirming the news: “AC Milan announce to have parted ways with Vincenzo Montella. Management of the first team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso, who leaves his position as Primavera coach and to whom we wish the best of luck.”
Gattuso, a former AC Milan midfielder, steps up from managing the club’s youth side.
The 39-year-old Italian made more than 450 appearances for AC Milan between 1999 and 2013, winning the Serie A title and the Champions League twice along with two UEFA Super Cups.
Gattuso also won the World Cup with Italy, and was inducted into the Milan Hall of Fame in 2009.