Ex-Sampdoria coach Giampaolo takes over at AC Milan
MILAN (AP) — Former Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo has been named the new coach of AC Milan.
Milan announced Wednesday that Giampaolo signed a two-year contract with an option for a third season.
Gennaro Gattuso stepped down as Milan coach after a fifth-place finish meant the Rossoneri missed out on the Champions League.
A seven-time European champion, Milan is under pressure to return to the lucrative Champions League as it deals with a UEFA financial fair play investigation.
Milan last played in the Champions League in 2013-14.