After Juventus and Inter Milan, AC Milan finally announcing their new boss on June 19. The Rossoneri confirming that ex-Sampdoria tactician, Marco Giampaolo, will be managing Milan in a two year contract.
Rossoneri also have the opportunity to extend Giampaolo stay for another year as there’s an option for it. Reports in Italy also claiming that the 51-year-old tactician will be receiving 2 million Euro per year as Milan’s new boss.
“AC Milan announces the appointment of Marco Giampaolo as the new coach of the First Team with effect from July 1st 2019,” read the club statement. “The agreement runs until June 30th 2021 with an option to extend the contract to June 2022.”
Talks over Giampaolo being Milan’s new boss has been filling the Italian media since earlier this month. Rossoneri for some reason opting to delay the announcement until June 19, probably for technical issues.
The former Empoli boss reportedly was a favorite of Rossoneri’s current technical director, Paolo Maldini. Maldini believes that the 51-year-old has the tactical qualities to improve Milan’s performance next season.
Giampaolo himself is replacing previous boss, Gennaro Gattuso, who parted ways at the end of this past season. The Red and Black squad finished fifth in Serie A, missing out on a return to the Champions League by just one point.