AC Milan appoint Stefano Pioli as new coach after sacking Giampaolo

has hired as coach to replace the fired . Pioli, who has previously coached city rival Inter Milan, has agreed to a two-year contract. Milan announced the news in a brief statement on Wednesday.

AC Milan has appointed Stefano Pioli as its new coach, the Serie A club said on Wednesday, handing him a two-year contract in the hope he will turn around the fortunes of the seven-times European champions.

sacked the previous coach, Marco Giampaolo, on Tuesday after the team lost four of their first seven Serie A games of the season.

Pioli has coached seven Serie A teams previously, AC Milan said in a statement, including Lazio and Inter Milan. His last job was at Fiorentina, whom he left in April during his second season in charge.

AC Milan won the last of their 18 Serie A titles in 2011.

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