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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »