Former AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf has confirmed his retirement from playing football and he will be announced as the new manager of Milan. The Italian club recently sacked their manager Massimiliano Allegri after a run of poor results left them fighting to even get into the top half of the table. After the sacking of Allegri, the club was expected to announce a new manager within the next few weeks. However, the rumours about a possible return of Seedorf started in motion within a few days. Seedorf is one of the finest midfielders to have represented Milan in their long history.

He is a Champions league winner with three different teams, a record that is boosted by no other player. The Dutchman was playing with Brazilian outfit Botafogo after leaving Milan a few years ago. He has been a model professional at the Brazilian outfit. His agent recently revealed that there was a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave the Brazilian club under certain circumstances. It is believed that the clause has been activated because Milan have been able to come to terms with Seedorf very quickly.

The 37-year-old has announced that he will become the next Milan manager after ending his playing career after 22 years.

“I am here to announce that I will retire from playing after 22 years. It has been a difficult decision, but I am satisfied with what I have achieved in my career. Here at Botafogo I am happy because I leave a team which has qualified for the (Copa) Libertadores. I leave an improved club, especially in terms of their mentality and team spirit. Yes, I will be the coach at Milan,” said Seedorf. Allegri lost his job after the team that defeated 4-3 by Sassuolo. This results left them 30 points behind Juventus.