Seedorf takes AC Milan job

Clarence Seedorf has announced that he is retiring from football in order to become the new coach of AC Milan.

Last Updated: 14/01/14 at 17:25 Post Comment

Clarence Seedorf: Returns to AC Milan as boss

Clarence Seedorf: Returns to AC Milan as boss

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Dutch midfielder, who is in his second season at Brazilian club Botafogo, was the leading candidate to replace Massimiliano Allegri, who was sacked on Monday.

"Considering my relationship with the (Milan) president (Silvio Berlusconi), when he called me yesterday I couldn't say no after 10 years spent there (at Milan)," he said in a press conference on Tuesday at Botafogo's headquarters in Rio de Janeiro

Seedorf joined Botafogo in 2012 after a 10-year career at the San Siro.

The 37-year-old is the only player to have won the Champions League four times with three different clubs - Ajax (1995), Real Madrid (1998) and AC Milan (2003 and 2007).

"I am retiring from football after 22 years," he said. "It has been a difficult night but I am satisfied by what I've achieved in my career and what I've done at Botafogo.

"My aim is to dream again.

"This experience at Botafogo has helped me grow a lot and will no doubt help me in my next step as coach of AC Milan.

"I wish Botafogo and my team-mates the best.

"The level has increased thanks to everyone and I'm certain that the club will be able to remain at a high level."

Seedorf returns to Italy and inherits a team that is 30 points behind league leaders Juventus at the halfway stage of the campaign after Sunday's 4-3 defeat at Sassuolo.

That result brought to an end Allegri's three-and-a-half-year spell at the helm of the Rossoneri.

Seedorf could make his coaching debut on Sunday evening at home to Hellas Verona.


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

eah, if there's one thing football autobiographies need more of, it's mind numbing-inanity and platitudinous tales of bantz.

Hallicks
Robson blasts Keane book

W

e were a steaming pile of recently released dogs dinner.

popularpete,
Wenger: We refused to lose

I

m sure I'll be one of about 100 but the Monday's third allbum was actually Pill, Thrills n Bellyache. Brendan would kill for quality like that right now.

u man
Brendan Rodgers: Radiohead Or The Happy Mondays

Footer 365

Premier League: Chelsea's Diego Costa hospitalised with virus ahead of Super Sunday trip to Manchester United

Chelsea striker Diego Costa was hospitalised earlier this week after contracting a virus, according to Sky sources.

Premier League: Arsenal's Per Mertesacker says he has struggled for motivation this season

Per Mertesacker has admitted he has struggled with motivation since winning the World Cup with Germany this summer.

Transfer news: Free agent Victor Valdes to train with Manchester United after knee injury

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is training with Manchester United as he recovers from a serious knee injury.

Mail Box

Dropping Jack And Pity For Poor Alexis...

We have lots more mails about Liverpool (is Brendan the naked emperor?) and Arsenal. One reader feels sorry for Alexis Sanchez while one wants Wilshere dropped...

Oh Mario - Why Always Meh?

Come on in and play the Liverpool blame game. Is it the fault of Rodgers, Balotelli, Mignolet, Johnson, Markovic or Lovren? Plus, Arsenal fans annoyed in victory...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property