Clarence Seedorf Says His Squad Is Open To Everyone

Clarence Seedorf, the coach of Cameroon said his squad is open to any player regardless of where they would play. He made this comment when Benjamin Moukandjo took retirement from his international football. As soon as Moukandjo retired, Seedorf added Christian Bassagog in the list of latest games to be played against Malawi. Seedorf explained saying they follow every player and see a lot of potentials there. They try to get the best players for his club as per Seedorf. They are not the best only in terms of skills but also are motivated and understand the depth of playing for the nation. Each and every player should be happy and play for Cameroon with pride said, Seedorf.

The latest matches are considered as 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers however not in the case of Indomitable Lions as they have been qualified as hosts automatically. Seedorf had drawn his first match with 1-1 last month with Comoros and has already done all it takes to build a team for the finals next year. There are some players who may be thinking that they can still give it some time until the 2019 AFCON but Seedorf won’t let that happen. He wants to build a strong and title-winning side and hence he said that the team is open to everyone. In addition, he also said he is talking with Joel Matip, the Liverpool defender on returning to the Indomitable Lions.
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Seedorf Will Be On The Right Track With Cameroon

Clarence Seedorf was appointed by Cameroon in 4th August and it seems like a decision taken majorly by status and not by on-field factors. The 42-year-old did enjoy the football career that most of his peers envied about. He won 4 Champions League titles in addition to 5 major leagues. Many people talked about his lack of experience in the African game could make it a risky choice as Cameroon’s coach. Without Arnaud Djoum and Sebastien Siani, two of many high profile champions cut from the team. Choupo Moting did catch the eye in the forward line and Karl Toko Ekambi battled in replacement for Vincent Aboubakar who was injured. Ekambi has 3 goals in previous 4 seasons for FC Porto.

The team selections have also raised many questions as Seedorf redeemed his previous mistake to begin Gaetan Bong before Ambroise Oyongo by bringing the latter later on. It was Oyongo from Montpellier who ultimately offered assistance for the equalizer of Bahoken, while Bong did tolerate a tough time. He represented a sensitive presence during pressure and offered not much going forward. Cameroon’s performance was a reminder of how the coach should have made efforts to recall some of the best stars of the squad. Ultimately, Seedorf was impressed with the way things turned out and shared his views.
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Matthijs de Ligt reacts to transfer speculation over his future

Ajax youth sensation Matthijs de Ligt has said that there is nothing concrete with regards to the transfer interest. The 18-year-old has been heavily tipped for a big-club move this summer with the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City interested in his services but so far, there has not been much movement from the European heavyweights.

Speaking to Dutch publication NOS, De Ligt admitted that he is flattered by the big-club interest but he remains an Ajax player for the moment, he said:“It’s always nice when a club fights for you. As long as that clarity is not there yet, I will not say anything that might bring clarity, but at the moment there is nothing really concrete about it. I’m training at Ajax and I’m going to do my best.”
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Clarence Seedorf Cannot Save Deportivo

Clarence Seedorf, who was appointed to try and salvage the situation at La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna, would not be able to make considerable difference as the season draws to a close.

Deportivo continued their poor run, losing 2-0 at Girona and further compounding their woes in the Spanish top flight. With about ten games left, relegation is staring at the club in the face and there is nothing the AC Milan legend can do. Read more »

CLARENCE SEEDORF TO RETURN TO COACHING

AC Milan legend Clarence Seedorf is set to return to football management as per reports. The retired football star has had two attempts at management but he is set to have another go as talks are underway.

The former Netherlands international featured for Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan, having an illustrious career with four Champions League titles. After obtaining his badges, he got the opportunity to manage the struggling Milan side. He was sacked after only four months in a disastrous spell.
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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 »

SEEDORF SACKED BY SHENZHEN

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 »