Clarence Seedorf to Become New AC Milan Coach

Juan ArangoContributor IJanuary 13, 2014

Seedorf To Become New AC Milan Boss
Seedorf To Become New AC Milan BossDean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

There was lots of speculation about Clarence Seedorf eventually becoming the next coach of AC Milan, no one thought it would be this soon.  Things changed very quickly after Massimiliano Allegri was sacked on Monday and the talk about Filippo Inzaghi being the top choice to take over as coach continued to emerge.

Dutch publication Voetbal International reported that the current Botafogo captain would leave and become coach of the Rossoneri with a contract that would see him at his old club once again until 2016. Seedorf would be freed of his contract with the Rio side without a penalty as per one of the terms that he agreed with the club when he joined them in 2012. 

It seems as if he next few days will be a whirlwind for the former Dutch international as he will be arrive in Italy on Wednesday and be presented to the press. The club want him on the job immediately and would like him to be on the bench when Milan face Hellas Verona this weekend at San Siro in a match that is part of the docket in Round 20 of Serie A.  In the meantime, Mauro Tassotti will be in charge of squad in the midweek Coppa Italia match against Serie B side Spezia.  

There could also be the possibility of seeing Seedorf not just reunited with various former teammates but would probably bring in former Milan and Dutch international defender Jaap Stam as his assistant. According to Correire dello SportStam was the man that Seedorf wanted on his probable staff should he take over the reigns at Milan someday. That announcement should be made in the coming days as well. 

Seedorf played at Milan from 2002-2012 after making the move crosstown from Inter.  The native of Paramaribo, Suriname played in 432 matches for Milan making him the top foreign player in that specific category, eighth all-time at the club.  He also won the UEFA Champions League on two occasions as well as two Scudetti, UEFA Super Cups and Italian Super Cups during his time as a player with the Italian giants.