Milan confirm Marco Giampaolo as new head coach as former Sampdoria boss signs two-year deal at San Siro
- Marco Giampaolo has the option for a third season after taking charge at Milan
- Giampaolo guided Sampdoria to a ninth-place finish in last season’s Serie A
- He will be charged with ending Milan’s six-season Champions League absence
Former Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo has been named the new coach of AC Milan.
Giampaolo has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third season as he bids to end the Serie A side’s eight-year trophy drought and six-season Champions League absence.
Giampaolo guided Sampdoria to a ninth-place finish last season and has also taken charge of Cagliari, Siena, Catania, Cesena, Brescia and Empoli.
Former Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo has been named the new coach of AC Milan
Gennaro Gattuso stepped down as Milan coach after a fifth-place finish meant the Rossoneri missed out on the Champions League.
Giampaolo’s arrival comes just days after club legends Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini took up new positions at the club.
Boban left his position as deputy secretary general at Fifa to become Milan’s new chief football officer.
Giampaolo has signed a two-year contract with an option for a third season at the San Siro
Former captain Maldini, who spent 25 years at the club, has been confirmed as the club’s new technical director.
The shake-up comes after Milan asked to be kicked out of this season’s Europa League for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis asked for the club to be suspended from the competition so it gives them more time to balance the books.