AC Milan appoint former player Clarence Seedorfby Jack Kitson / 14 January 2014, 17:20Tweet
AC Milan have made a swift managerial appointment in the form of club legend Clarence Seedorf who replaces the sacked Massimiliano Allegri on a reported two-and-a-half year contract. Allegri was sent packing on Monday following a disastrous first-half of the season, with the final straw proving to be Sunday’s shocking defeat at lowly Sassuolo.
Seedorf, who spent 10 years and made over 400 appearances for the Rossoneri, has retirement from his playing career in order to take up the job with the Italian giants. The Dutchman had been plying his trade at Brazilian outfit Botafogo but the chance to manage Milan has proved to be a too good an opportunity to miss. However, he has his work cut out in his first managerial job, with the 37-year-old taking over a wounded side who are currently 11th in Serie A, and 30 points adrift of table toppers Juventus.
Seedorf enjoyed a stellar playing career, winning numerous trophies with the likes of Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan. In 2003 he became the first player to win the Champions League with three different clubs, having won the competition with Ajax in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998, and then Milan in 2003 and 2007.