Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed player-coach of Swiss side FC Sion, and becomes their fifth manager of the season.
Ex-AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed the player manager of FC Sion.
The former Italy international, who won the World Cup with his country in 2006 partnering Andrea Pirlo in central midfield, has been playing for the Swiss team since June 2012.
Incredibly, he becomes FC Sion’s fifth manager of the season.
Previous head coach Victor Munoz was only appointed in January, but has already been demoted, and will now take up a scouting role with the team.
“Until further notice, the players will manage their activities themselves.”
It is easy to imagine Gennaro Gattuso as somewhat of a disciplinarian.
The former Rangers, Salernitana and AC Milan star was famous – or infamous – for his temper, and memorably headbutted then Tottenham Hotspur assistant coach Joe Jordan in their UEFA Champions League last 16 clash in February 2011, which earned him a four match ban.
Perhaps he will find it easier to keep his cool on the touchline.