Sevilla turn to Montella

29 December 2017 05:00:57 EST

Vincenzo Montella is set to be confirmed as Sevilla's new head coach just over a month after parting company with AC Milan.

The 43-year-old Italian, who will succeed Eduardo Berizzo, has penned a one-and-a-half-year deal with the La Liga outfit.

When Montella left Milan they were seventh in Serie A and he joins a Sevilla team that have not won any of their last four games in all competitions.

However, Sevilla are fifth in La Liga and have a two-legged Champions League last-16 clash against Manchester United to look forward to in the new year.

The deal will be completed once Montella's lawyers have reached an agreement with AC Milan for the terms of departure of the coach from the Rossoneri.

"Once his departure is finalised, Montella will travel to Seville on Friday night to sign his contract with the club. He will lead the team in training on Saturday morning before being formally presented," read a statement from Sevilla.

Montella's first match in charge will be in the Copa del Rey at Cadiz on 3rd January. Sevilla are 8/13 to beat Cadiz and 500/1 to finish in the top four of La Liga this season. Meanwhile, they can be backed at 6/4 to knock Manchester United out of the Champions League.

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