OFFICIAL: Montella appointed new AC Milan coach

The former Sampdoria boss has signed a two-year contract with the Serie A side, replacing interim manager Cristian Brocchi.

AC Milan has announced the signing of coach Vincenzo Montella on a two-year contract.

Montella, who led Sampdoria to a 15th-place finish in Serie A last season, replaces interim boss Cristian Brocchi at the helm.

A statement on the Serie A club’s official website reads:

“Vincenzo Montella is our new coach, he has signed a new contract which begins on July 1. It is the belief of the club that the style of play of the new Rossoneri coach with be the base of a fruitful and positive collaboration.

“Heartfelt thanks to Cristiano Brocchi for the enthusiasm, preparation and intensity with which he approached his career as Milan coach with the youth team, the Primavera and the first team.”

With Milan on the verge of a Chinese takeover, Montella will be expected to return the Rossoneri to their former glory, with the ailing Italian side having finished Serie A in only seventh place last season following a string of poor campaigns.

The original version of this story which was published by Serie A can be viewed here.

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