Fallen Italian giants AC Milan have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella and named combative former player Gennaro Gattuso as their new boss, the Chinese-owned club said Monday.
#ACMilan announce to have parted ways with @VMontella. 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
— AC Milan (@acmilan) November 27, 2017
Former Milan captain Gattuso was in charge of the club’s youth team and has now taken over the senior side.
The seven-time European champions are lying seventh in Serie A after a goalless draw against Torino on Sunday.
“AC Milan announces the exemption of Vincenzo Montella from the post of coach of the first team,” the club said in a statement.
“Montella is the most appreciated thanks to the work done so far with her 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.”