Gattuso appointed Valencia coach on two-

  • Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed as head coach of Valencia on a deal until June 2024.The Milan great replaces Jose Bordalas, who was dismi sed just one season into a two-year contractafter a campaign in which Valencia finished ninth and lost the Copa del Rey final to Real Betis.A short statement from Valencia read: Valencia CF have reached an agreement with Gennaro Gattuso who will become the first-team coach of Valencia CF for the next two seasons until 30th of June 2024.Gennaro Gattuso (9th of January 1978, Italy) joins the Club following an extensive career both as a player and as a coach. After hanging up the boots, he started his coaching career in 2012 coaching teams like AC Milan and SSC Napoli, with whom he won the Coppa Italia in 2020 . Gattuso spent 18 months in charge of the Ro soneri after being appointed in November 2017, narrowly mi sing out on Champions League qualification by a solitary point during his one full season in charge. He later took over Napoli, who he led to Coppa Italia glory in the 2019-20 season but Gattuso departed a year later after again mi sing out on Champions League qualification.The 44-year-old was appointed Fiorentina bo s in May last year only for the two parties to rescind that agreement a month later.Gattuso has also had spells in charge of Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete and Pisa prior to re -joining Milan initially with their Primavera side.As a player, Gattuso won two Serie A titles and two Champions League medals during a glittering 13-year stay with Milan, while he was also a World Cup winner with Italy in 2006.

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