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Ex-Botafogo man Seedorf speaks for the first time as AC Milan manager

Seedorf won the Champions League twice with Milan, in 2003 and 2007
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Former Botafogo veteran Clarence Seedorf was today formally announced as the new manager of AC Milan, replacing stricken predecessor Massimo Allegri.

Seedorf, who enjoyed a decade of playing time at the Italian giants, couldn't resist the call from his ex-employers to get them out of the current mire that is this season.

Although reported through various media platforms prior to today, the man with 87 Holland caps to his name spoke for the first time as a former player. 

"You can't say that I'm back as I never really left.", he told BBC Sport.

"We have alot to do to get the club back where it belongs and I'm very happy to be back here."

"I left Milan in 2012 at the end of a cycle. My job now is to open a new one."

Seedorf's task is not an enviable one as he takes charge of a side languishing in 11th in Serie A, only six points above the relegation zone. The club are, however, still in both the Champions League and Coppa Italia.




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