Vicenzo Montella

Vicenzo Montella

AC Milan have named former Sampdoria boss Vincenzo Montella as their new head coach on a two-year contract.

The 42-year-old will take over from Cristian Brocchi, who was acting as caretaker boss following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s sacking in April.

Milan finished seventh in Serie A last season and lost to Juventus in the Italian Cup final.

The San Siro club said it was looking forward to “the brilliant system of play of the new Rossoneri coach”.

Former Italy striker Montella has also managed Catania and Fiorentina, following a playing career spent mainly with Roma and Sampdoria.

Montella also has a stint at English club, Fulham. He joined on a six-month loan on 4 January 2007 and was given the number 11 shirt. He scored twice against Leicester City on his home debut in the FA Cup. He scored again on 27 January in the same competition against Stoke City.

On 13 January 2007, he made his Premier League debut against West Ham United. Against Tottenham at Craven Cottage seven days later, he scored his first Premier League goal with a penalty kick. He also scored a goal against Blackburn Rovers in a 1–1 draw which gave Fulham the boost to avoid relegation.