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Clarence Seedorf Retires - Legend Takes Over At AC Milan

Clarence Seedorf Retires - Legend Takes Over At AC Milan
By Hal LaRoux

Clarence Seedorf has announced that he is to hang up his boots and head back to the San Siro to take over the reins from  Massimiliano Allegri who was shown the door on Monday. The Dutch midfielder was the first player to win the Champions League with three different clubs, Ajax(1995), Real Madrid(1998) and AC Milan (2003) and takes the big job despite the lack of any managerial experience.

But he has a bit of playing experience...

via https://twitter.com/SerieAFFC

"I am here to announce that I will retire from playing after 22 years," the 37-year-old, who has been playing for Botafogo since 2012, told reporters in Brazil.

"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 who have qualified for the [Copa] Libertadores.

"I leave an improved club, especially in terms of their mentality and team spirit.

"Milan? We will meet again. This experience of the last year and a half has made me grow up a lot and will help me in my next step, as coach of Milan, who have hired me in both an elegant and correct manner.

"I hope that Brazil can have a memorable World Cup and the national team can honour its colours. Thank you."

 

To be fair he had let himself go, so best that Seedorf retires with some pride.

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You could spend a good day and a half watching Seedorf's highlights on youtube, but you couldn't go far wrong watching his 40 yard stunner from August 31, 1997 - I think this was the first goal I ever saw on the internet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhYGtp26IRU

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