AC Milan appoint Giampaolo as head coach

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Former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo has been appointed new coach of AC Milan, the Serie A side announced on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old will take over on July 1 on a two-year deal with an option of a third, the club said.

Giampaolo replaces Gennaro Gattuso who quit last month after leading the former European giants to a fifth-placed finish in Serie A.