AC Milan coach Vincenzo Montella has renewed his contract until 2019, the club have announced.
The former striker led the club to sixth place in Serie A this season, securing a place in the Europa League qualifiers.
Montella joined AC Milan a year ago from Sampdoria, replacing Cristian Brocchi, who had been promoted from youth team coach on an interim basis following Sinisa Mihajlovic’s sacking.
“I’m delighted to continue as Milan coach,” Montella said on the club’s official website. “I reaffirm my enthusiasm for this adventure and thank you for the faith shown in me.”
Milan’s sporting director Marco Fassone added: “It’s a very important moment for us and I think also our fans. We’ve reached an agreement which we, the club, are happy with, after the splendid results from this year, a complicated transitional year.”
#ACMilan announces the contract renewal with @VMontella through to 30 June 2019
Prolungato il contratto con Vincenzo Montella al 30/06/2019 pic.twitter.com/5vNpnpOdxw
— AC Milan (@acmilan) 30 May 2017
In addition to finishing sixth in Serie A, Milan beat Juventus to win the Italian Supercoppa in December.
In a statement, Milan highlighted Montella’s impressive first half of the season, when they recorded 39 points, and added: “After a positive season managing a great group, the Club and Vincenzo Montella are ready to continue working together, renewing the contract of the Red and Black manager.