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AC Milan sack Montella, make Gattuso coach

AC Milan sack Montella, make Gattuso coach

Gattuso was appointed Milan's youth team coach before this season.

Pressure mounted on Montella after suffering back-to-back 2-0 defeats against former clubs AS Roma and Sampdoria, and Milan were nine points off Serie A leaders Napoli after only seven matches.

The Rossoneri have had a shocking start to the season after splashing the cash in the summer.

AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella looks on.

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Struggling Italian giants AC Milan on Monday announced that they had removed Vincenzo Montella from his post as first team coach and club legend Gennaro Gattuso, now in charge of of the "Primavera" squad, would be his replacement.

That disappointment came despite Milan embarking upon a summer of heavy spending following the arrival of their new Chinese owners earlier in 2017. "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".

A club statement released on their official Twitter account read: "AC Milan announce to have parted ways with VMontella".

Gattuso made 468 appearances for Milan during his playing career, helping the club to two Serie A titles, one Coppa Italia and two Champions League crowns.


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