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Clarence Seedorf backed for Milan job

November 22, 2013
By Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti believes Clarence Seedorf would be a better candidate than Filippo Inzaghi to become the next AC Milan boss, although he would not be against a return either.

Clarence Seedorf toasts his injury time winner for AC Milan against Chievo
GettyImagesClarence Seedorf played for AC Milan between 2002 and 2012.

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Current Rossoneri coach Massimiliano Allegri remains under pressure going into Saturday's Serie A clash with Genoa and the Champions League encounter with Celtic on Tuesday, and there is persistent talk of the club's current youth team coach Inzaghi replacing him before the season is out.

Seedorf was mentioned as another candidate in the summer, when Allegri's future was also hanging in the balance, and he would get former Milan coach Ancelotti's seal of approval, even if he has not given up hope of one day returning to the club he led to two Champions League titles.

"Anybody who has played in midfield could have an advantage," Ancelotti, who was also a midfielder, told Italy's Sky Sport 24. "That's why I'd say Seedorf could be at an advantage, but the others [Inzaghi and Andriy Shevchenko] have a lot of experience and I've talked with them about tactics many times.

"Of course I would also return to Milan, why not? I still have beautiful memories of being there and I'd be delighted to be able to go back. More than anything, though, I struggle to see a Milan without [vice-president Adriano] Galliani."

Like Allegri, Galliani's future is shrouded in doubt, and Ancelotti recently likened his potential departure to deciding to let Cristiano Ronaldo leave Madrid.

The former Chelsea manager believes Milan and Italian football would be poorer without Galliani, although he does not share the view that Serie A is in decline.

"The Italian league is more interesting now than it has been in recent years," he said. "There are many clubs fighting for the title. Roma are doing really well and it could be an advantage for them that they are not in Europe."


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