AC Milan Appoint Marco Giampaolo as New Head Coach

AC Milan have announced the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as their new head coach, with the Switzerland-born 51-year-old signing a deal until 2021 with the option of an additional year.

Milan have been in the hunt for a new boss since Gennaro Gattuso’s departure at the end of last season, after the former Italy international failed to lead the Rossoneri to a Champions League spot in Serie A.

Sporting director Leonardo also left the with Gattuso as they sought a complete overhaul.

Giampaolo will now be in charge of leading the revival at San Siro.

The Italian left Sampdoria at the end of last season having led them to a ninth-placed finish in Serie A, and has previously had spells at Empoli, Brescia, Cagliari and Siena.

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