Clarence Seedorf has been named the new AC Milan manager after the Italian giants moved swiftly to install a replacement following Massimiliano Allegri’s exit on Monday.
The former Holland star had playing in Brazil for Botafogo after leaving Italy in 2011, but has become the new boss at the San Siro, charged with improving the club’s fortunes.
Allegri won the Serie A title in his first season at the San Siro back in 2011 but the Italian giants have been on the slide ever since, and are 11th in the table, 30 points adrift of table-toppers Juventus.
Allegri, 46, was already leaving the club at the end of the season, but was told to go earlier in the wake of Sunday’s 4-3 loss to minnows Sassuolo.
‘AC Milan announce they have dismissed as coach of the first team, with immediate effect, Mr Massimiliano Allegri and his staff,’ read a Milan statement.
‘AC Milan would like to thank Mr Allegri and his staff for the work done and their best professional achievements.’
The loss to Sassuolo proved to be the final straw for Milan’s hierarchy, with Allegri undone by one of his former clubs.
That loss alone was not the trigger, though, with Milan woefully off the pace in Serie A and actually just six points clear of the drop zone.
Allegri left the San Siro after league finishes of first, second and third, with the Supercopa added to his 2011 title win.
Source : Daily Mail