MILAN – Former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo has been appointed new coach of AC Milan on a two-year deal, the Serie A side announced on Wednesday.
The 51-year-old, who will take over on July 1, also has an option of a third year as part of a deal reported to be worth €2 million.
“Giampaolo will now coach AC Milan’s first team on the first day of the new season’s training at Milanello on July 9th,” Milan said in a statement.
Giampaolo replaces former player Gennaro Gattuso, who quit last month amid reports of financial cutbacks after leading the club to a fifth-placed finish in Serie A.
Sporting director Leonardo also left the club with former players Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini brought in as part of an overhaul at the seven-time European champions.