AC Milan’s Colombian forward Carlos Bacca (R) challenges Atalanta’s Italian midfielder Alberto Grassi during the Serie A football match between AC Milan and Atalanta at the San Siro Stadium in Milan on November 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE
Vincenzo Montella has signed a two-year deal to become the new manager of AC Milan, the club announced this evening.
The former Italian international leaves Sampdoria where he managed last season to replace Cristian Brocchi at the helm of the Serie A giants.
The 42-year-old becomes the club’s sixth manager in the last two years as Milan look to end a three-year absence from European football.
The club wrote on its official twitter handle: ”#ACMilan have a new coach: Vincenzo Montella signed a two-year contract,#welcomeMontella- #weareacmilan.”
Montella has previously managed Catania and Fiorentina also in the Serie A.