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Former Rangers midfielder takes charge of AC Milan after manager sacked

AC Milan have sacked coach Vincenzo Montella and placed former club favourite Gennaro Gattuso in charge of first-team affairs.

The Rossoneri are in seventh place in Serie A, 18 points behind leaders Napoli.

The decision comes after Milan were held to a goalless draw by Torino at the weekend.

Gattuso had been in cahrge of Milan Primavera, the club's youth set-up. He began his managerial career in 2013, named player-manager of FC Sion and has also taken charge of Palermo, OFI Crete and Pisa.

A club statement released on their official Twitter account read: "#ACMilan announce to have parted ways with @VMontella. Management of the first team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso, who leaves his position as Primavera coach and to whom we wish the best of luck."

Gattuso, of course, played for Rangers from 1997 to 1998.

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