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So they’ve survived the drop but Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia has quit the north-east side. Steve Bruce is the early front-runner to take over the reins.

Milan have named former player Leonardo as their new manager.

The former Brazil international has no prior managerial experience and has yet to attain the coaching badges required to coach in the Italian top flight. However, he is set to attend a Uefa A course this summer.

World Cup-winner Leonardo has recently been working as Milan’s technical director but will become the coach next season.

Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed Leonardo would succeed Ancelotti.

“Leonardo will be the new Milan coach. He will be officially presented tomorrow (Monday) at midday,” Galliani told Rai.

“With Ancelotti the story is not finished. We will stay friends, we had eight marvellous years together.

“Carlo and I are very good friends and there were a few tears in the changing rooms.”
Leonardo had long been tipped to take over from Ancelotti, with Friday’s Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that it was a done deal.

The 39-year-old former midfielder and left-back played for the club from 1997-2001, winning the league title in 1999.

So they’ve survived the drop but Sunderland boss Ricky Sbragia has quit the north-east side. Steve Bruce is the early front-runner to take over the reins.

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