Andre Silva and Franck Kessie have also been singled out by the new Rossoneri manager as players he is looking forward to coaching

New AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso is looking forward to working with Suso, Franck Kessie and Andre Silva, as he sees plenty of room for improvement in the young trio.

Gattuso was promoted from his role as youth team coach on Monday following the sacking of Vincenzo Montella, who paid the price for an underwhelming start to the campaign following heavy expenditure in the off-season transfer market.

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Former Italy and Milan star Gattuso takes over with the club seventh in Serie A, and he will be looking to inspire an immediate improvement against Benevento on Sunday.

He told reporters on the players that excite him, including a former Liverpool flop: “I’m looking forward to working with Suso and [learning] whether he is only effective on the right and drifting infield and getting the ball on to his left foot.

“I really want to see it that’s true or not and if he can be effective elsewhere as well. I’m excited about that.

“I’m also looking forward to working with [Franck] Kessie. He isn’t really getting forward quite as much as he was last season with Atalanta.

“There are lots of exciting challenges for me here, and areas to work on. With hard work and time, we can improve. We won’t waste any time in cracking on.”

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