YayaToure has been left out of the Manchester City squad set to participate in the UEFA Champions League group stages this season.
The move infuriated his agent Dimitri Seluk, yet he claims that the Ivory Coast international insists on forcing his way back to the squad.
“If he wins the Champions League for City this season, then I will travel to England and I will say on television that Pep Guardiola is the best manager in the world,” Seluk started out, speaking with reps of Sunday Mirror Sport.
“But if City don’t win the Champions League then I hope that Pep has got the balls to say that he was wrong to humiliate a great player like Yaya,” he posited.
The agent is infuriated that Yaya would not be playing in the continental tournament this year, until things change. Toure was believed would be transferred when Pep joined but he surprisingly decided to keep him. With time, it has become evident that Toure has no future at Etihad, yet with the mass exit of players this summer on loan deals, he has remained. Read more »
Clarence Seedorf has one of the most distinguished playing career out of any player in the world of football as the retired Dutchman has lifted just about every major club title there is to win and he has done it on numerous occasions with different teams.
The former Ac.Milan player won the UEFA Champions League title with Ajax, Real Madrid and with Ac.Milan. He is the first and only player that has managed to do win the European piece of silverware with 3 distinct clubs.
La Liga, Serie A, Eredivisie, UEFA Super Cup, these are just a few of the other titles that Seedorf has won throughout his career and the list goes on further and further.
However, even a player as successful as Clarence Seedorf has his own regrets as there a number of things that he didn’t do during his extensive and prolific career which includes being able to perform in some of the biggest clubs in the world such as: Ac.Milan, Real Madrid and Ajax.
“I was going to go from Sampdoria to Arsenal but then I went to Real Madrid. After Madrid, I talked with Manchester United and then Chelsea after Milan. But it never happened. You can’t have everything.” Clarence Seedorf said in a recent interview. Read more »
Former footballers are known to continue with the game in the form of coaches and Clarence Seedorf is no exception.
He, along with Ciro Ferrara has been coaching teams in China and they continue to do the same. Seedorf along with Ciro are known to be coached from their former stints as players in teams like Milan and Juventus. However, coaching careers are not without hurdles. For instance, Seedorf and Ciro have been coaches of series A teams. It is definitely a task that is challenging, especially when it comes instilling discipline in the players. As a result, the responsibility comes into the coaching team if the teams are unable to perform well in their games and matches.
It is also important that coaches are given enough time to work with a team. For instance, two or more years are required for a current coaching team to show results through performances in the teams. Clarence definitely had a difficult experience trying to bring the series A team under control, but it definitely was a learning experience for him. Hence he is now coaching series B team in china. Read more »
The once revered Red and Black jersey team in Europe have sunk so low that different coaching crew consisting of Clarence Seedorf, Filippo Inzaghi and now Cristian Brocchi have failed to resuscitate the team.
They have all had differing opinion on how to tackle the problems in AC Milan but none has been able to achieve anything substantial at the club.
Former player, Gennaro Gattuso has always had strong opinions as he kept blaming the situation on the players. The Italian midfielder was behind the ownership of Silvio Berlusconi and the direction given by Adriano Galliani. He claimed that the current crop of players lacked identity. Many players and stakeholders have made differing comments in the light of Milan’s recurrent disappointments
. Many argued that return of the team to the regular Italian defensive style and targeting the Coppa Italia.
Zvonimir Boban weighed in advising the play to be more creative and flamboyant. He claimed Christian Brocchi was out of his depth at the club. He also insisted that the club should not be sold off as it is widely reported by the media. He also showed support for former player Paulo Maldini as the figure head of this New Milan as coach. Read more »
Clarence Seedorf has celebrated his 40th birthday on April 1st. The gifted Dutch midfielder has played for different European clubs among which Ajax, Real Madrid, Inter, and AC Milan. He also tried his hands at management with AC Milan recently.
Seedorf started his career with Ajax during the 1992-1993 season. He will go on and make 90 appearances for the Dutch team while scoring 11 goals. During his time at Ajax, he will win the league title twice in 1994 and 1995. He also won the Cup in 1993 and the biggest prize of all the Champions League during the 1994-1995 season.
Clarence Seedorf did not want to continue his contract with Ajax and signed a new contract with Sampdoria. He will manage to make 32 appearances for the Italian club and scored 3 goals during the process. Despite his side failing to win any silverware during the season, his good form will attract the interest of Spanish club, Real Madrid, where he stayed for 3 seasons. Read more »
Clarence Seedorf is considered to be as one of the best midfielders that has emerged from Netherlands from the past decade. His list of awards and titles are numerous but just to name a few of them: 3 Champions League, 2 Eredivisie, 1 La Liga and 2 Serie A titles. The Dutch retired player was also included in the FIFA 100, which was a list made by Pele where he included his personal choice of the greatest living footballers, it’s hard to deny that Seedorf had a very impressive playing career.
The managerial career of Seedorf is a completely different story as he decided to become a manager after hanging up his playing boots and things haven’t gone so well for him.
So far, the only real big club that Clarence Seedorf has had the opportunity to take charge of was Ac.Milan but his time as the head coach of the team only lasted 4 months as he was sacked.
His disappointing 4 months spell in Ac.Milan saw his team dropping a significantly large amount of points and he was consequently removed from his coaching position in the Italian club but Seedorf still wants to continue his managerial career as he has expressed his desire to become the coach of another club. Read more »
Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has claimed that the rumours about a fallout with Andrea Pirlo were never true.
Allegri has entered into the history books as the last AC Milan manager to have led the club to a league title. Going by the current downturn faced by the club, it looks like the feat may not be achieved in a long time from now. After being sacked by Milan, Allegri quickly found himself taken under the wings by Juventus who already had a very successful team. Much of this success was created by the magician Pirlo in the centre of midfield.
Strangely, Pirlo and Allegri were united once again to win the league title. The unity, though, did not last long after the Italian midfielder sealed a move to the MLS. Since the duo have worked very little together, there have been suggestions of a fallout. However, Allegri says that Pirlo remains a great player that he has managed, but he did not have the exact kind words to say about one of his former players – Clarence Seedorf. The former Dutch midfielder is now looking for a new job as a manager after being sacked by Milan. Allegri says that Seedorf was one of the most talkative players he has encountered. Read more »
A couple of recent wins versus Latvia has got Holland back on ball.
The Oranje had been playing some poor Football under Guus Hiddink and had got into a bit of a trouble by losing two out of their first three Euro qualifiers.
Failing to get better of the likes of Czech Republic and Iceland was a big embarrassment.
The Swords had come out for Hiddink and it seemed just a matter of time before he would be handed the sacking.
He himself had also publicly said that a loss to Latvia would mark the end of his tenure as he would walk away.
But, it did not really come down to such a scenario as the Dutch significantly improved their game and not only did they crush Latvia in the home game, they repeated that travelling away too as they registered a 2-0 win the other day at Skonto Stadions, Riga.
These two wins have saved Hiddink’s job for now. But, Holland still has a bit of work to do to ensure their Euro qualification.
At the moment, they are third in the table with 10 points. Read more »
Louis van Gaal used to be the head coach of Barcelona from 1997 until 200 and during this period of time, the Dutch manager was able to lift successive La Liga titles as well as win the UEFA Super Cup and the Kings Cup.
Clarence Seedorf worked alongside Louis van Gaal back when they were in Ajax in in the 1990’s and the retired Dutch midfielder voiced his opinion in relation to van Gaal and his coaching time with the Spanish club.
Seedorf believes that van Gaal did not receive the credit he deserved back when he was in charge of Barcelona.
‘’For sure he is a coach who knows how to pass on his philosophy to his teams. And I think what you have seen that with the Ajax spirit when I played there and that’s Van Gaal.Instead of buying many players you can always fill your first team with your own players who know the club culture, who know the club tactics and have lived for so long that everything for them is natural.He is a great coach and his record speaks for itself.’’ Former Ac.Milan player, Clarence Seedorf said.
Louis van Gaal was brought to Old Trafford to help Manchester United recover from the disaster times that they were going through after sacking David Moyes and the Dutch manager has turned the team into one that is genuine competing for a Champions League spot as he has indeed proved why he was turned into the coach of the Premier League club. Read more »