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AC Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso has signed a new three-year contract, the Serie A club have confirmed. The Italian has been tied to the club until 2021 and the contract will reportedly see his wages increased from the €120,000 salary he has had since making the step up from the Primavera team.
It is also stated that the 40 year old will have a say in the club’s transfer plans for next season as part of the agreement.
Gattuso was appointed Milan’s coach last year in November after replacing Vincenzo Montella, who was sacked after a disappointing start to the season. He was given contract until the end of 2017-2018 season.
Milan made the announcement live on their official Facebook account, with managing director Marco Fassone confirming a three-year deal for Gattuso.
He said: “Rino Gattuso will be the coach of AC Milan for the next three years, and one of the most important decisions that I and [Massimiliano] Mirabelli have made during this period.”
Gattuso’s new deal is a reward for Milan’s improvement on the pitch since he was appointed as coach. The team have won 9 of their last 16 matches under the former Italy midfielder and currently fighting to secure a place in the top 4 of the league so they can qualify for Champions League next season. They have also reached Coppa Italia final where they will meet league leaders Juventus.
Gattuso played for AC Milan from 1999-2012 and was part of one of the most successful period of the club.