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