AC Milan will offer Gennaro Gattuso a new contract this Easter, Massimiliano Mirabelli, the club’s Sporting Director, has said. “When we open our eggs this Easter, we’re going to find Gennaro Gattuso’s renewal inside,” Mirabelli told journalists. “I’ve been telling you for some time, although perhaps you only know him as a player, that Rino (Gattuso) is already an important coach and in the future will be one of the best in the world, so it’s only right that Milan keep hold of him. “We are working to start a new era with Gattuso, because we believe he is the right coach for a Milan that must be a protagonist over the next few years.” Also, the 40-year-old’s $150,000-a-year salary will be upgraded to around $2.4 million, Gazzetta Dello Sport has said. He took over the seven-time European champions from Vincenzo Montella last November and has rekindled the club’s season as they sit within the Europa League spots and with hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. Gattuso played for the Italian giants between 1999 and 2012. He won the Champions League, Italian Super Cup, Scudetto and Italian Cup during his playing days at the San Siro.