Milan announce Giampaolo as new head coach

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AC Milan have announced the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as their new head coach after he penned a two-year deal at the San Siro.

AC Milan have announced the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as their new head coach after he penned a two-year deal at the San Siro.

The 51-year-old had been heavily linked with the role after leaving Sampdoria at the end of last season, and comes into replace Gennaro Gattuso as the new coach of the Rossoneri.

The Italian, who has also coached Cagliari, Siena, Brescia and Empoli during his career in Serie A, also has the option of a further year, and his first job will be to get Milan back in the Champions League places.

It is all change at Milan after they just missed out on the top four last season, meaning they have not played in Europe’s elite competition since 2013-14.

Milan legends Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini recently took up new positions at the club.

Boban is the new chief football officer, while former captain Maldini, who spent 25 years at the club, has been confirmed as the new technical director.

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