Milan extends Gattuso’s contract until 2021
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso’s contract has been extended until the end of season 2020-21.
While details of the new deal were not released in Thursday’s announcement, according to media reports it is worth 2 million euros ($2.5 million) per season — a huge increase on the annual 120,000 euros that Gattuso was earning.
The former Italy and Milan midfielder was promoted from youth-team coach in November to replace the fired Vincenzo Montella and has guided his team to sixth place in Serie A.
Milan, seven-times European Cup winners, will also meet Juventus in next month’s Italian Cup final.
“I hope to continue ... to do things well and bring Milan back where it’s accustomed to being,” Gattuso said.
CEO Marco Fassone said the club wants to begin a “long-term project” with Gattuso.