OFFICIAL: Giampaolo, new AC Milan manager

The former Sampdoria manager will replace Gennaro Gattuso with the Rossoneri for the 2019-2020 Italian Lega Serie A season.

At the end of the 2018-2019 Italian Lega Serie A season, manager Gennaro Gattuso left AC Milan.

He left the team out of the UEFA Champions League spots, on fifth place. The Rossoneri only managed to get 68 points, thanks to 19 wins, 11 draws, and eight defeats.

And Gattuso decided to leave the club.

Now the team has appointed manager Marco Giampaolo, who left Sampdoria for this new job opportunity.

“AC Milan announces the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as the new coach of the First Team with effect from July 1st, 2019,” the team wrote on the official website.

“The agreement runs until June 30th, 2021 with an option to extend the contract to June 2022.”

“Marco Giampaolo, born in Bellinzona on August 2nd, 1967, has managed 324 games across all competitions during his career of which 270 have been in Serie A,” they added.

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“Giampaolo began his career as an assistant coach in Pescara in 2000 and earned his coaching license in July 2007.”

“He has coached several Italian Clubs since then, including Cagliari, Siena, Catania, Cesena, Brescia, and Empoli,” they said.

“Most recently, Giampaolo was at the helm of UC Sampdoria. Marco Giampaolo will now coach AC Milan’s First Team on the first day of the new season’s training at Milanello on July 9th.”

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