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Football: Milan set to gamble on former player Seedorf as next coach

Published on Jan 14, 2014 10:51 PM
 
Dutch player Clarence Seedorf during a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clarence Seedorf has called a 1500 GMT (11pm Singapore time) news conference in Rio De Janeiro on Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 where it is widely expected that he will confirm his new role as coach of Serie A side AC Milan. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Clarence Seedorf has called a 1500 GMT (11pm Singapore time) news conference in Rio De Janeiro on Tuesday where it is widely expected that he will confirm his new role as coach of Serie A side AC Milan.

The move to appoint the 37-year-old Dutchman, who had a successful 10-year playing career at Milan but who has no coaching experience, would be something of a gamble for the club, who sacked Massimiliano Allegri on Monday.

However, Seedorf, currently playing for Botafogo in Brazil, is a hugely popular figure at Milan and would arrive with a deep bank of goodwill.

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.

 
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