Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti backs Seedorf appointmentCarlo Ancelotti is backing his former player
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has given his backing to former player Clarence Seedorf who is set to become the next manager of AC Milan.
Milan are 11th in the Italian Serie A and lost embarrassingly to Sassuolo at the weekend despite having a two-goal lead.
Ancelotti managed the Rossoneri for eight years between 2001 and 2009, and Seedorf for the majority of that time, and he believes the Dutch midfielder will do well.
Sky Sports quoted the 54-year-old after Seedorf revealed himself today that he would be the next AC coach.
“Seedorf was my player, he has a very big personality.
“He has the capacity and knowledge to do everything in the world of football. He is going to get experience in an atmosphere he knows very well.”
Ancelotti went on to list examples of Milan hiring former players to become their manager with no previous managerial experience.
With that in mind he hopes Seedorf can go on to enjoy the same kind of success he did as Rossoneri manager.
“Milan have often made this type of decision first Arrigo Sacchi who had no experience, then Fabio Capello… now Seedorf.
“Every time that decision has gone well for them. I wish Seedorf a lot of luck.”