Italian football manager, Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed as head coach of Valencia on a deal until June 2024.

Gattuso’s appointment follows the dismissal of the club’s former coach, Jose Bordalas, after Valencia have confirmed his departure.

On the club’s performance, Valencia finished ninth and lost the Copa del Rey final to Real Betis at the end of the campaign.

Gattuso who once played for AC Milan, also plied his trade in Valencia. The club said, “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 with teams like AC Milan and SSC Napoli, with whom he won the Coppa Italia in 2020.”

Interestingly, Gattuso did not only played for AC Millan, but was appointed coach of the Rossoneri in November 2017 and spent 18 months in charge.