AC Milan appoint Stefano Pioli as new manager

​AC Milan have confirmed the arrival of Stefano Pioli as their new first-team manager, following the departure of Marco Giampaolo on Tuesday.

The Rossoneri parted company with Giampaolo following a poor run of form, leaving them 13th in the table after seven games.

A club statement released on the matter read: "AC Milan announces the appointment with immediate effect of Mr Stefano Pioli as the new coach of the First Team.

"Born in October 1965 in Parma, Stefano Pioli began his career as a coach in 1999. His first coaching experience in Serie A was at Parma in 2006.

"He then went on to coach several other Serie A Clubs: Chievo Verona, Palermo, Bologna, Lazio and Inter Milan, before moving to Fiorentina in 2017.

"Stefano Pioli now joins AC Milan on a two-year agreement.

"The Club wishes Stefano and his coaching staff all the best in their work."

More from Sport