Clarence Seedorf has been sacked by Shenzhen FC after his failure to guide the football club to promotion and replaced him with Lazio boss Sven-Goran Eriksson.
Seedorf was just appointed by the Chinese club in the summer but could only achieve a ninth-place finish in China’s second tier. This is Seedorf’s second dismissal in his managerial career, having also been dismissed by Milan at the end of the 2013/2014 campaign.
Taking over from the Milan legend and former Netherlands midfielder is Sven-Goran Eriksson, who was just recently dismissed by Chinese top flight outfit Shanghai SIPG. Eriksson guided Lazio to the Scudetto in 2000 and has also managed Fiorentina and Roma in the Serie A during his managerial career.
The club released a statement thanking Seedorf and his coaching team for their devotion.
“Mr Eriksson is a world-renowned experienced manager. He has been coaching in China since June 2013, and is familiar with Chinese football. We hope his arrival will help Shenzhen attract the world’s attention and build the club into a name card for the city,” the statement read. Read more »
Former AC Milan and Netherland midfielder Clarence Seedorf believes that AC Milan is progressing well and that they should be able to compete for the title in the seasons to come.
He believes that Vincenzo Montella is doing a great job at AC Milan and that he has successfully amassed a team of young players that can bring the club forward. Clarence Seedorf believes that for a long time the club has made a mistake of signing expensive stars that have failed to deliver the goods.
He believes that the team now has some quality young players that can help move the club forward and believes that they are doing it well.
Clarence Seedorf said that AC Milan has been struggling for so long in the shadows of clubs such as Juventus and it is high time that they come back to the top of Italian football. He believes that Montella is the right man for the job and that he is doing a good job of building a team of young players. Read more »
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 »