ROME – AC Milan announced on Monday the dismissal of Italian coach Vincenzo Montella, who is to be succeeded by Gennaro Gattuso.
The northern Italian club confirmed Montella’s departure in a statement released on its official website after Sunday’s Serie A goalless draw against Torino.
“We are very grateful to Mr. Montella and his staff for all the work done up to today, their commitment and professionalism,” the Italian club added.
AC Milan also welcomed new coach, fellow Italian Gattuso, who will be presented at a press conference on Tuesday.
Gattuso was a former soccer player at Milan from 1999 to 2012 and won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.
Montella, who arrived at AC Milan in June 2016 on a two-year contract, left the Italian side in the seventh position of the Serie A table after suffering six defeats and two draws out of 14 games.