Botafogo's Seedorf all set to leave to take charge of AC Milan
Clarence Seedorf, the former Netherlands midfielder and current Botafogo vice-captain, will leave the Brazilian club and take over as Head Coach at AC Milan, where Massimo Allegri has just been sacked, according to reports on esporte.uol.com.br.
Seedorf, 37, has been at the Rio de Janeiro-based club since 2012 and last year helped them finish fourth in the Campeonato Brasileiro; in doing so they qualified for this year's Copa Libertadores.
However, the sacking of Allegri has presented an opportunity for the Suriname-born player to take his first steps into management with a club he represented over 300 times from 2002-2012.
Capped 87 times by the Netherlands, Seedorf has helped nurture Botafogo's promising group of youngsters, including centre-back Doria, into league challengers and his loss would be a bitter blow to their chances of progressing further in 2014.
Mauro Tassotti will be in charge at the San Siro while Seedorf, a four-time winner of the Champions League, flies to Italy to confirm the next stage in his alreday glittering football career.