Zambrotta: Gattuso will get the best out of Milan

‘I did my best to make things right with Atletico’ – Griezmann

Former Italy international Gianluca Zambrotta has backed new Milan head coach Gennaro Gattuso to turn the club's season around.

Zambrotta knows Gattuso well, the duo having played together at the San Siro and were also team-mates in the World Cup-winning team of 2006.

The Italian believes his compatriot, who took over from Vincenzo Montella on Monday, has what it takes to get the most out of the players and lead them up the Serie A standings, where they currently occupy seventh position.

"If you look at his preparation and his attachment to the jersey there is little to be surprised about, this was a move to give new motivations," Zambrotta was quoted as saying by GianlucaDimarzio website.

"Gattuso gave a lot to Milan and vice versa, he knows the club's history and he knows what we mean with the 'Milan spirit'. 

"He's a person who isn't afraid and I can assure you he's prepared at the tactical level, just like his staff. When it comes to personality and ways of managing he could resemble Capello and I imagine his players will jump in a fire for him."