AC Milan have announced the appointment of Vincenzo Montella as their new manager on a two-year deal.
Montella comes in as a replacement for Cristian Brocchi, who took over from Sinisa Mihajlovic after being promoted from his position as the head of the Primavera in April, yet failed to make a big enough impact and turn things around.
Milan finished their season in seventh place in the Serie A table, and hope that this new hiring will bring about much needed change at the San Siro.
The 42-year-old Montella is a former Italy striker who spent most of his career at AS Roma. He helped Sampdoria evade relegation last season, and will officially join the Rossoneri next month.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “Vincenzo Montella is our new coach. Vincenzo has signed a two-year contract from July 1.
“The club’s belief is that, with this naming of a new coach, the Rossoneri’s game will be fruitful and positive.
“A heartfelt thanks goes to Cristian Brocchi for the enthusiasm, the preparation and the intensity with which he faced his career as manager at AC Milan.”
Montella will reportedly earn around €2.3m-a-year, as well as bonuses as Milan coach. The club also spent a fee somewhere in the region of €500k to take him from Sampdoria.
He will be the club’s eighth coach in the last seven years.