AC Milan sack Seedorf – Club legend to replace the Dutchman

Seedorf will be replaced at the San Siro by club legend Filippo Inzaghi.

AC Milan have sacked manager Clarence Seedorf following the clubs eighth-place finish in Serie A last season.

Club legend Filippo Inzaghi will replace Seedorf as head coach, as the Italian steps up from his role as youth coach in Milan.

Seedorf was only appointed in January as he replaced Massimiliano Allegri, but could not improve on a poor start to the season, with Milan losing 13 games in a dismal campaign. Their league finish ensures the club do not qualify for any form of European football next season.

Seedorf, fresh from scoring a hat-trick in the Soccer Aid charity match at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, was with Milan for 10 years as a player, but his relationship with the club now appears to be over.

Inzaghi joined back in 2001, and went on to score 126 times in 300 games for Milan before retiring back in 2012.

Milan have failed to live up to expectations this season, finishing a distant eighth and a staggering 45 points behind Champions Juventus in the league.

The sacking of Seedorf appears to be the latest act in a failure to properly replace former boss Carlo Ancelotti, who won two Champions League titles and a league title with the club during his tenure. Milan have won Serie A once since Ancelotti’s departure, but have lacked the stability that the Italian provided during his eight-year stay with the club.

Inzaghi is now faced with the task of rebuilding the fortunes of a club steeped in history. Milan have won the Italian title on 18 occasions, and sit only behind the mighty Real Madrid in the list of European Cup wins, with seven.

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