CLARENCE SEEDORF’S days are numbered, if the papers are believable, and Milan are considering the replacements.
The rumours continue. Seedorf carries on claiming that all is well at the Milan camp and that his relationship with Adriano Galliani is good but the Italian newspapers keep claiming that Clarence is likely to be sacked at the end of the season.
Seedorf, 38-years-old, only took over in January after Massimiliano Allegri had been sacked and has done fairly well since replacing the Tuscan coach but the relationships with certain people within the club are what could give him the sack.
According to today’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, the Turkish Galatasaray have laid their eyes on Clarence Seedorf as a possible replacement for Roberto Mancini who is rumoured to be seeking a return to the Premier League. Seedorf has a contract with Milan until 2016 (salary of €2.5m net a year) so if the Diavolo fire him they’d owe him €10m, reports claim.
Gazzetta are insisting that the number one contender for the job, should Seedorf leave / be released, is Primavera boss Pippo Inzaghi, who recently spoke in an interview about his great relationship with Silvio Berlusconi and Galliani. It’s believed that Inzaghi will not stay with the Primavera for another year and wants to coach in Serie A (he was offered a role at Sassuolo but the club blocked the move). Another option is Roberto Donadoni, who’s done a good job at Parma this year.
Luciano Spalletti is a third option but Inzaghi, who had been Galliani’s choice before Seedorf’s appointment, remains the most likely replacement. If Seedorf is walking away then it’s clear that it has nothing to do with the on-pitch performances.