Former Netherlands international Clarence Seedorf said on Tuesday he will be appointed the next coach of AC Milan.
The 37-year-old former Milan stalwart’s agent added his client had signed a two-and-half-year contract to take over the reins of the Italian club, where he remains a hugely popular figure.
In 2012 Seedorf – who has no coaching experience – left Milan after 10 successful years for Brazil’s Botafogo, where on Tuesday he announced his retirement as a player and as well as his next adventure in the sport.
Milan fired coach Massimiliano Allegri on Monday following a poor string of results which culminated in a 4-3 defeat to promoted Sassuolo on Sunday.
A result that left the club languishing in 11th position 30 points off leaders Juventus and 20 points off the final champions league berth currently occupied by Napoli.
Allegri had been at the helm of the seven-times European champions for four years.