Inzaghi set to take over Milan bench

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AC Milan will officially sack Clarence Seedorf and install Pippo Inzaghi within the next few days, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

AC Milan have decided to axe Clarence Seedorf and start again by promoting youth boss Pippo Inzaghi, according to the latest reports in Italy.

It has looked likely for some time that Seedorf's days are numbered on the Milan bench after a disappointing first stint in coaching.

Milan rallied slightly when Seedorf first took over from Massimiliano Allegri halfway through the season, but the Dutchman wasn't able to secure a place in the Europa League, which was the minimum requirement if he was to keep the job.

After weeks of speculation, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Milan are willing to pay Seedorf around £8m over two years to end his contract.

The pink newspaper declares: "It's done! Pippo gets Milan" and states that the agreement was reached after a meeting yesterday with president Silvio Berlusconi and vice-president Adriano Galliani. 

Seedorf won half his games with Milan and secured a total of 35 points, but the paper believes that he lost the trust of Berlusconi, who disagreed with some of his team selections.

Inzaghi has been coaching Milan's youth team successfully and has the added benefit of being a cheaper option that some of the names linked with the post, such as ex-Roma boss Luciano Spalletti.

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