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AC Milan appoint Vincenzo Montella as new manager

AC Milan hired Vincenzo Montella as their new manager on Tuesday.

The 42-year-old will sit on the Rossoneri bench next season after signing a two-year contract.

He replaces Cristian Brocchi, who filled the position for the final third of last season following the sacking of Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Montella, who guided Sampdoria to safety after replacing Walter Zenga early last season, had been a Milan target before they chose Mihajlovic last summer and a year on their long-awaited collaboration could finally begin.

Earlier on Tuesday, reports emerged that the club would have to wait to appoint Montella until club president Silvio Berlusconi fully recovered from a recent heart operation, but the team has now moved ahead.

"Vincenzo Montella is our new

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