In first coaching role, Seedorf faces daunting task at Milan

Wednesday January 15th, 2014
Clarence Seedorf returns to AC Milan, facing a daunting task in his first managerial role.
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Seedorf has the self-belief to think he can do it, but there are greater issues at Milan than who the coach is. Even if he gets everything right in the dressing-room and on the pitch, he could be undone by the Galliani-Barbara Berlusconi struggle. The Curva Sud may be right: even if Seedorf is the preferred choice, it may have been better to appoint an experienced interim manager to steady the ship before handing over control.

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