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Seedorf on Italian football

Former Inter and AC Milan midfielder believe that Italian football will recover and become one of the best in Europe again.

He said that there are already signs of it happening with Juventus having reached the final of the Champions League last season.

He believes that with the improvement of both Inter Milan and AC Milan the level of football in Italy will rise and they will become more competitive in the European competition.


Indeed there was a time when the likes of Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus, and Fiorentina was reigning in Europe and were winning European trophies. However with the decline of Serie A less world-class players wanted to play there and this brought about a decline in the level of Italian football.

But with AC Milan having new owners, they now have the financial muscles to attract the top players, and some pundits are even considering them to be a major threat to Juventus title. Read more »

AJAX’S LOSS CANNOT DIM SANCHEZ’S BRIGHT FUTURE

In a season that saw young Colombian Davinson Sanchez guide Peter Bosz’s defence to the second spot of the Eredivisie log and Europa League silver medal, the 20-year old by all standards have had it good.


Honesty commands the admission that prior to Stockholm’s final very few knew anything about the young man.

It’s so much so that the news of Lionel Messi recommending that Barcelona should do everything within their power to sign the youngster must have evaded our consciousness. You can’t really blame anyone for failing to recall an obscure name that came with an article carrying that of the Argentine.

If there was anything Europa league final taught us is that the Argentine was right. It didn’t take much time to figure out why so nor did his 18th minute deflection stop him from displaying his skills. One of the first noticeable things about the Colombian is his physical strength as Marcus Rashford will testify. He simply refused to give the English teen a breathing space and smartly nudged him off the ball time and again. Read more »

WENGER OPENS UP ON RVP

With nagging discussions and debate whether Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez would stay past the end of this season, Arsene Wenger has opened up on why he let Robin van Persie leave.


RVP joined rival side Manchester United in the summer of 2012 with former United coach Sir Alex Ferguson receiving him with open arms.

Fans are angry that Sanchez might exit the club the same way RVP did, as with other stars in recent years. Rival sides are keen on getting Sanchez. He has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Manchester City while reports claim Wenger would favour a move outside England to sides like Bayern Munich who are rumoured to be interested in the player.

“I let Van Persie go in the last year of his contract because he was 29, going to 30 and he was signing a long term contract. That is not the case with Alexis. I personally think he will sign and stay here. Even if he doesn’t sign a new deal, I will make him stay,” Wenger revealed. Read more »

Real can win title

Former Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf believes that Real Madrid can win La Liga this season.


He said that there is enough quality players and experience in the team and they should be able to sustain the pressure.

For him, it is important that Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale remains fit as they are the best players in the group. At the moment they are playing well, but it is important that they remain consistent as Barcelona is close behind.

Clarence Seedorf believes that the manager Zinedine Zidane has enough experience of top-level football and that he should be able to help the team win the league.

However, he admitted that Barcelona is close behind and that with players such as Messi, Suarez, and Neymar at the top of their game, Real Madrid does not have much room for errors. For him, it will all be down to which side remain consistent from now until the end of the season. Read more »

YAYA TOURE HUMILIATED BY GUARDIOLA

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 Is A Coach In Demand

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 »

CLARENCE SEEDORF, FILIPPO INZAGHI AND NOW CRISTIAN BROCCHI HAVE FAILED WITH MILAN

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 is interested in taking up another managerial role

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 »

Latvia has got Holland back on ball

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 2000

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 »