NEWS
Tuesday June 28 2016
Official: Milan appoint Montella

Milan have officially appointed Vincenzo Montella as Coach, replacing Cristian Brocchi.

Reports intensified in recent days that the Sampdoria boss would be taking over at San Siro, with his agent as Casa Milan for talks today.

Following the summit at the Rossoneri HQ, it was reported that a deal had been reached with Montella.

President Silvio Berlusconi then gave his approval to the new Coach, as did the Chinese investors who are close to a takeover.

Now a statement on the Diavolo’s official website has confirmed that the former striker will take over on the bench.

“Vincenzo Montella is our new Coach, he has signed a two-year contract which begins on July 1," a statement begins.

"It is the belief of the club that the style of play of the new Rossoneri Coach will be the basis of a fruitful and positive collaboration.

"A heartfelt thanks to Cristian 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."

Montella began his Coaching career with Roma, taking the Giallorossi to sixth-place in 2011 following the resignation of Claudio Ranieri.

However, the club decided not to keep him on, and L’Aeroplanino moved on to Catania, steering them to a mid-table finish.

That earned him a move to Fiorentina, and Montella took the Viola to three-consecutive fourth-place finishes with an attractive style of football.

However, a falling-out with the club hierarchy led to his sacking, and he was out of work until replacing Walter Zenga at Samp in November last year.

Having pulled the Blucerchiati away from relegation trouble, he will now get the chance to test himself at San Siro.