Greater Milan replaces Jose Bardalas, who was sacked for just one season on a two-year contract after a campaign in which Valencia finished ninth and lost in the Real Madrid Betis final.
A brief statement from Valencia reads: “Valencia have reached an agreement with Gennard Gattuso, who will coach Valencia’s first team for the next two seasons until June 30, 2024.
💬🤚🏽 Gatuz’s words:
🎙️ “We want to strengthen the sense of belonging:
remember what we were like, a shirt full of history to be respected ”
“I remember the terrible Valencia team with a very tough mentality that never gave up, we want that identity” #BenvingutGattuso pic.twitter.com/PxMqQQPUUi
– Valencia (@valenciacf_en) June 9, 2022
“Gennaro Gattuso (January 9, 1978, Italy) joined the club after a long career both as a player and as a coach. After he put on his shoes, he began his coaching career in 2012 in coaching teams such as Milan and Napoli, with whom he won the Italian Cup in 2020. ”
Gatusa led the Rossoneri for 18 months after being appointed in November 2017, nearly missing out on a single-point qualifier for the Champions League in one full season.
He later took over Napoli, which led to the glory of the Italian Cup in the 2019-2020 season, but Gattuso left a year after again missing out on qualifying for the Champions League.
The 44-year-old striker was appointed head of Fiorentina in May last year only to have the two sides terminate the agreement a month later.
Gattuso also ruled Zion, Palermo, OFI Crete and Pisa before rejoining Milan – initially on his part Primavera.
As a player, Gattuso won two Serie A titles and two Champions League medals during his brilliant 13-year stay at AC Milan, and also won the 2006 World Cup with Italy.