Italian giants AC Milan have this afternoon confirmed that manager Gennaro Gattuso has renewed his contract with the club.
Gattuso, who of course lined out for the Rossoneri as a player from 1999-2012, took over the reigns of his former club in November, following a dismal start to the campaign for Milan under Vincenzo Montella.
And Gattuso’s impact at the San Siro was immediate, with the former Italian international having led the Diavolo from mid-table obscurity to maintaining an outside chance of clinching a Champions League place for next season.
To put the 40-year-old’s impact into perspective, former Milan boss Montella had managed a measly 1.42 Serie A points per-game this season before his sacking in November, with Gattuso having averaged almost 2 points per-game to this point in his reign.
The 2006 World Cup winner, who was renowned over the course of his playing days for his passion and ‘grinta’ on the pitch, has managed to instill the same values into the current crop of Rossoneri stars, introducing a collective team spirit where for so long there had existed only a group of individuals.
And, as per an official statement across Milan’s website and social channels, Gattuso has today been rewarded for his stellar work on the bench at the San Siro, with a new contract until 2021:
AC Milan announces that it has extended the contract with Rossoneri coach Gennaro Gattuso until 30 June 2021.
— AC Milan (@acmilan) April 5, 2018