San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza)

Next Game

AC Milan v Parma

Sunday, 01 February 2015, 19:45

Italian Serie A

San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza)

Last Game

AC Milan 0 - 1 Lazio

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 19:45

Coppa Italia Semi-Final

Seedorf confirms Milan role

Clarence Seedorf has confirmed he will become the new coach of AC Milan.

Last Updated: 14/01/14 at 16:43 Post Comment

Clarence Seedorf: New boss at AC Milan

Clarence Seedorf: New boss at AC Milan

Milan sacked Massimiliano Allegri on Monday and will replace him with 37-year-old Seedorf, who won two Champions League titles with the Italian giants in a 10-year career at the San Siro.

Seedorf revealed the news at a press conference in Rio De Janeiro where he also stated he will be retiring from playing.

The Dutchman has been playing in the Brazilian league with Botafogo, but his agent has claimed that he has a release clause in his contract.

"I am here to announce that I will retire from playing after 22 years," said Seedorf.

"It has been a difficult decision, but I am satisfied with what I have achieved in my career. Here at Botafogo I am happy because I leave a team which has qualified for the (Copa) Libertadores.

"I leave an improved club, especially in terms of their mentality and team spirit.

"Yes, I will be the coach at Milan."

"Considering my relationship with the president (Silvio Berlusconi) when he called me yesterday I couldn't say no after 10 years spent there. My aim is to dream again."

The midfielder was the first player to win the Champions League with three different clubs - Ajax Amsterdam in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998 and AC Milan in 2003 and 2007. He has also represented Inter Milan and Sampdoria.

Milan are currently eleventh in Serie A after blowing a two-goal lead in a 4-3 defeat at promoted Sassuolo on Sunday. That left them 30 points behind leaders Juventus and 20 points off the final Champions League berth occupied by Napoli.

Carlo Ancelotti was Seedorf's boss at the San Siro and he believes the former Holland international midfielder has what it takes to succeed.

"Seedorf was my player, he has a very big personality," said Ancelotti, now in charge of Real Madrid. "He has the capacity and knowledge to do everything in the world of football. He is going to get experience in an atmosphere he knows very well.

"Milan have often made this type of decision, first Arrigo Sacchi who had no experience, then Fabio Capello... now Seedorf. Every time that decision has gone well for him. I wish him a lot of luck."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company