AC Milan appoints Vincenzo Montella as new coach

AC Milan have named former Sampdoria boss Vincenzo Montella as their new head coach on a two-year contract.

The 42-year-old will take over from Cristian Brocchi, who was acting as caretaker boss following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s sacking in April.

Milan finished seventh in Serie A last season and lost to Juventus in the Italian Cup final.

The San Siro club said it was looking forward to “the brilliant system of play of the new Rossoneri coach”.

A statement on the club’s official website read: “Vincenzo Montella is our new coach. Vincenzo has signed a two-year contract from July 1.

“The club’s belief is that, with this naming of a new coach, the Rossoneri’s game will be fruitful and positive.

Former Italy striker Montella has also managed Catania and Fiorentina, following a playing career spent mainly with Roma and Sampdoria.

Montella also has a stint at English club, Fulham. He joined on a six-month loan on 4 January 2007 and was given the number 11 shirt. He scored twice against Leicester City on his home debut in the FA Cup. He scored again on 27 January in the same competition against Stoke City.

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