Montella hired by Sevilla a month after being fired by Milan

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2017 file photo, AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella gives instructions to his players during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Torino at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Sevilla is hiring Vincenzo Montella as coach, a month after the Italian was fired by AC Milan. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)

Sevilla is hiring Vincenzo Montella as coach, a month after the Italian was fired by AC Milan.

Sevilla says it has reached a deal in principle with Montella for a contract through June 2019.

Montella, who is yet to finalize the terms of his departure from Milan, will be succeeding Eduardo Berizzo at Sevilla, which is fifth in the Spanish standings.