Clarence Seedorf waves to journalists upon his arrival at the AC Milan soccer team headquarters in Carnago, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Seedorf signed a 2½-year contract with AC Milan on Thursday and immediately went to the training ground to meet the players. Seedorf landed in Milan on Wednesday to replace Massimiliano Allegri, who was fired following a 4-3 loss at newly promoted Sassuolo on Sunday. Seedorf was contracted to June 30, 2016, Milan said in a statement. The 37-year-old Seedorf spent 10 years as a player with Milan, helping the team win a number of trophies, including two Champions League titles and two Serie A titles.
New AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf says he will take the club back to the top as he helps his players “rediscover joy in playing football.”
Seedorf signed a 2 ½-year contract at AC Milan on Thursday, replacing Massimiliano Allegri, who was fired following Sunday’s disappointing 4-3 loss at newly-promoted Sassuolo.
At his first news conference on Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s tricky match against Hellas Verona, Seedorf said “I have no doubt that the situation will come back to what it once was. It all depends on how you work, you need enthusiasm.”
Milan is 11th in the standings and Seedorf has called for the backing of the fans, adding “I don’t want to talk about the league table. … We’ll need time and the backing of the fans.”