The wait is over – AC Milan Women finally have a new coach. Former Ajax boss Suzanne Bakker has been confirmed as the woman to take charge of the Rossonere. She has signed a contract until 30 June, 2026.

Milan had been in need of a coach for a long time, settling on allowing Davide Corti to see out the Women’s Serie A 2023/24 season after parting ways with Maurizio Ganz in November 2023.

The Matchday 1 fixtures of the 2024/25 Women’s Serie A season.

Ganz and Corti both underperformed to an incredible extent with the Rossonere, and they even found themselves competing in the Poule Salvezza in the second part of the 2023/24 season after a disastrous Regular Season

Now, with Bakker in charge, AC Milan Women fans can start to hope for better again, even despite the losses of captain Valentina Bergamaschi (to Juventus) and star forward Kosovare Asllani (to London City Lionesses) this summer. 

Milan have already made some signings this off-season.

Bakker signs two-year deal with AC Milan Women

AC Milan is proud to announce that Suzanne Bakker will take charge of the Women’s First Team,” read the club’s official statement on July 9.

Born in Henbroek (the Netherlands) on 9 July 1986, she developed in Apollo 68 and Reiger Boys youth system before being signed by FC Utrecht to compete in the Vrouwen Eredivisie, the top flight of Dutch women’s football, in 2007. She continued her playing career at ASV Wartburgia until 2014 when she decided to take on a coaching role at the same club.

“In the 2017/18 season, she joined the coaching staff at Excelsior/Barendrecht before moving to the Ajax Vrouwen Talent Team the following year. In the summer of 2022, she took over the dugout of Ajax’s Women‘s First Team, where she won the Vrouwen Eredivisie title in her first season. Last season, she led the team to second place domestically while achieving important Women’s Champions League group-stage wins over Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich.

“The Dutch Coach joins AC Milan’s Women‘s First Team on a two-year contract. The Club would like to wish a warm welcome to Suzanne and her staff.”