Clarence Seedorf has been appointed as AC Milan manager, after the Italian giants moved in a swift fashion to appoint a new manager following the sacking of former Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri.
The Dutchman enjoyed a superb Ten year playing career at the Serie A giants, helping AC Milan to two Serie A Scudetto title’s, two Coppa Italia’s, two UEFA Super Cup’s, and two UEFA Champions League wins whilst in Italy.
The tough tackling midfielder left the club in 2012, and joined Brazilian side Botafogo, were Seedorf currently plays his Football, during the Autumn of an illustrious career.
But it has emerged that Seedorf’s appointment will be confirmed at a press conference held in Italy, signaling the start of a new era.
Allegri won the Serie A title in his first season at the San Siro back in 2011 but the Italian giants have been on the slide ever since, and are 11th in the table, a staggering 30 points adrift of run-away table-toppers Juventus.
Milan star studded side have failed to live up to expectations in Serie A this campaign, with key players such as Mario Balotelli, and Stephan El Shaarawy under-performing this season.
Allegri was sacked following a 4-3 defeat away at bottom side Sassuolo on Sunday evening, with many of the sides players looking dejected.
Milan released a statement regarding the sacking….
‘AC Milan announce they have dismissed as coach of the first team, with immediate effect, Mr Massimiliano Allegri and his staff,’ read a Milan statement.
‘AC Milan would like to thank Mr Allegri and his staff for the work done and their best professional achievements.’
That loss alone was not the trigger, though, with Milan woefully off the pace in Serie A and actually just six points clear of the drop zone.
Allegri left the San Siro after league finishes of first, second and third, with the Supercopa added to his 2011 title win.
Seedorf’s arrival may bring renewed hope to the San Siro, after an horrfic season.
By Ben Reardon