Milan have officially sacked Coach Vincenzo Montella and replaced him with Gennaro Gattuso.
Montella’s position had come under increasing threat after a goalless draw with Torino on Sunday, and he has now been relieved of his duties by Milan.
“Milan announce the dismissal of Vincenzo Montella as Coach of the first team,” read a message on the Rossoneri’s official Twitter account.
“Management of the first team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso, who leaves his post as Primavera Coach and to whom we send our best wishes.”
Replacing the former Italy striker is Gattuso, who had only returned over the summer to lead the Rossoneri’s Primavera team, although the details of his reign have not been disclosed.
Montella took charge of Milan in the summer of 2016 after spells with Roma, Catania, Fiorentina and Sampdoria and guided them back to Europe at the first time of asking.
However, despite the 43-year-old being given 11 new players as part of a recruitment drive by new owners, he leaves the Diavolo as many points adrift of the Champions League places in Serie A after just 13 matches.