AC Milan have made the decision to appoint Ignazio Abate as their new Primavera head coach, as he makes the jump from being the U16s manager.
It was not a good season for the Primavera as they avoided dropping into the relegation play-off spot in the last game of the season, with Giunti being given his marching orders not long before and Terni being promoted from the U18s as caretaker boss.
Abate has now been appointed the permanent head coach after a great year with the Under 16 side. He took them all the way to the league play-off final before his team lost to Roma, but MilanNews writes that the ex-Milan defender is already known for showing an ‘innovative and modern idea’ of football, based on a ‘vertical and fast’ game.
While they may have lost 1-0 in extra time to Roma in the final last season, the signs were bright and Milan have decided to entrust Abate with a talented crop of players.