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Football: Seedorf underlines Milan challenge ahead

Published on Jan 16, 2014 6:28 AM
 
Former Dutch football player and new AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf (centre) smiles upon his arrival at Linate airport in Milan on Jan 15, 2014. Seedorf said there is "a lot to do" if he is to hoist AC Milan back to the heights of European and domestic football after he arrived in Italy on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO:  AFP

MILAN (AFP) - Clarence Seedorf said there is "a lot to do" if he is to hoist AC Milan back to the heights of European and domestic football after he arrived in Italy on Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014.

The 37-year-old former Dutch international midfielder announced on Tuesday that he is to take over as coach of Milan, a day after the seven-time European champions sacked Massimiliano Allegri in the wake of a shock weekend loss to Serie A strugglers Sassuolo.

Seedorf, the first man to win the Champions League with three different clubs after stellar spells with Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan, has spent the past 18 months with Botafogo in Brazil.

He arrived at Milan's San Siro ground on Wednesday evening to meet the players in time to see a 3-1 Italian Cup win over La Spezia.

 
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