No plans to ditch Gattuso

07 February 2018 11:51:47 EST

Gennaro Gattuso can remain head coach at San Siro for another 10 years, according to AC Milan's sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli.

Gattuso has been in charge of first-team affairs since November when Vincenzo Montella was sacked.

After a difficult first few weeks in charge of the Rossoneri, Gattuso's team have moved up to eighth in the Serie A standings and they are unbeaten in 2018.

"When we gave him the Milan bench he was considered a gamble by many but we chose Gattuso because we thought he was a coach able to replace Montella and stay for a long time, even 10 years," said Mirabelli.

"He is proving to be a great coach. We are not working to think of a substitute.

"We know we wanted to build a young team that we hope will lay the foundations for a good future. Our average age is low and we have many Italians, which is why we are satisfied.

"We are trying to get back to the enthusiasm that was there at the beginning of the season."

AC Milan are 1000/1 to finish in the top four of Serie A this term and 5/6 to beat Spal on Saturday.

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