AC Milan appointed Marco Giampaolo as their new coach on Wednesday, handing him the job of trying to end their eight-year trophy drought and take them back to the Champions League after a six-season absence.
It is the first time the 51-year-old, previously in charge of Sampdoria for three seasons, has coached at one of Serie A's big clubs and he will also be looking to land the first trophy of his well-travelled and somewhat chequered career.
Gennaro Gattuso has left AC Milan by mutual agreement after 18 months in charge of the Serie A club.
"AC Milan wishes to thank Gennaro Gattuso for his leadership during the last eighteen months. A true legend of the Rossoneri, Gennaro stepped into the role during what was a difficult period for the club and has performed admirably, securing the Club's highest League points total since 2012-13," a team statement read.
The Rossoneri just missed out on qualification for the Champions League next season,...
All eyes will be on the battle for third and fourth when the Italian season comes to a close on Sunday. With Juventus confirmed as champions weeks ago and Napoli safe in second, four clubs -- Atalanta, Inter, Milan and Roma -- will compete for the two remaining Champions League places.
Entering the decisive day, Atalanta and Inter are third and fourth, respectively, with 66 points apiece, but neither can afford to drop points with Milan (fifth; 65) and Roma (sixth; 63) breathing down their necks.