AC Milan and Italy legend Gennaro Gattuso is set to stay at the helm of the San Siro based club atleast until 2021
Inspite of a significant amount of spending on new players, AC Milan had been struggling in Serie A this season under Montella. After a string of poor performances, Montella got the sacking and youth team coach and club legend Gattuso was handed over the responsibility.
After a couple of initial hiccups, Gattuso have settled in well as the manager. Before last week’s defeat to Juventus, Milan were on a 10-match undefeated streak in Serie A. They are on course to qualify for Europa League next season either through league where they are currently sixth, leading Sampdoria by 4-points or by beating Juventus in Coppa Italia final.
His performances as a coach have rightly been rewarded now as the Rossoneri board have decided to extend his contract until 2021.
A statement on acmilan.com goes like this, “AC Milan are delighted to announce that Rossoneri coach, Gennaro Gattuso, has extended his contract with the club to 30th June 2021.”
“Rino Gattuso’s priority has always been the team, putting it before anything else. When asked about his contract renewal, he expected it to happen, but he always showed he was not in a hurry. He never hid the dream of staying for a long time at AC Milan: a dream that, today, came true.
“Since the first day he became the first team coach, Rino worked with great enthusiasm and passion; and now, consequently, he has extended his contract with the Rossoneri until 30th June, 2021. There are no surprises, as everyone was already expecting this news, but now it’s official.
“This important gesture reflects the total harmony and empathy between the club management and the coach. This way, AC Milan give continuity and confidence to the project, assuring the serenity of the Rossoneri players and the happiness of our fans. The Red and Blacks are [and remain] in Rino’s hands!”