Former star returns as coach.
AC Milan have confirmed former midfielder and club legend Clarence Seedorf as their new head coach until 2016, Football Italia reports.
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The ex-Holland international had decided to hang up his boots earlier this week with Brazilian outfit Botafogo in order to return to the San Siro to replace Max Allegri, who had been relieved of his duties at the weekend.
The 37-year-old was in attendance at the San Siro to watch his side overcome minnows La Spezia in the Copa Italia, overcoming them 3-1 to progress into the next round.
Seedorf met with club chiefs earlier on Thursday to put the final touches on a deal to complete his return, and the club released a short statement to confirm that everything was in place and that he would be taking over first team duties as soon as possible.
“Milan communicate that Clarence Seedorf is the new Coach of the first team squad and has signed a contract until June 30, 2016,” the statement said.
Seedorf spent ten years with Milan as a player, clocking up 62 goals in 462 appearances, and even managed to bring home a healthy haul of silverware during that time too.
With two Scudettos, a Copa Italia title and two Champions League victories under his belt, he undoubtedly has the pedigree that the club are looking for to be a success in the dugout.
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