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 »
Clarence Seedorf, the man who was sacked from coaching Ac.Milan via email in June of 2014 is now being rumored on making a return to the Italian club.
Ac.Milan is far away from being the club that won the Champions League title in 2007. That title was won back when Carlo Ancelotti was the coach of the Italian side but ever since Ancelotti left his managerial position in San Siro, the club has not been able to taste that kind of success.
The Brazilian coach Leonardo was appointed as the coach of Ac.Milan when Ancelotti left but the Brazilian manager was sacked less than one year after having been selected as the new coach.
Things did began to turn around for Ac.Milan when MassimilianoAllegri emerged into the scene as the Italian coach managed to win the Serie A during his first season as the coach of the Italian giants but it wasn’t enough for him to say in charge beyond January of 2014.
Clarence Seedorf had never coached any teams before but nonetheless he received a managerial offer by Ac.Milan and the Dutchman accepted it but it only lasted 4 months as the 3 times Champions League winner was removed from his position in less than 5 months after having taken the job.
The current coach if FilippoInzaghi but now rumors are starting to spread and are claiming that if Silvio Berlusconi does decided to sell 40% stake of Ac.Milan, the new shareholders want to see Clarence Seedorf back in the managerial position of the club as well as the mythical Paolo Maldini.
Silvio Berlusconi is the owner of Ac.Milan and for the past few years he has been under heavy criticism for the lack of funding that is being spent on upgrading the squad, which is something that did not used to be a problem a few years ago when money was splashed out regularly to sign top players but this hasn’t happened in a very long time. Read more »