CLARENCE SEEDORF reportedly has an agreement with Berlusconi (Galliani denies) but don’t rule out Cesare Prandelli.
It’s far from a secret that the contract of Massimiliano Allegri will not be renewed at the end of the season and Milan are already looking for replacements and 2 names that are in the lead for the job are Clarence Seedorf and Cesare Prandelli.
Silvio Berlusconi believes that Seedorf, who is still an active player in the ranks of Botafogo, is the man for the job and even wanted him to replace Allegri last season, while Galliani and Barbara would like to see Prandelli on the bench.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport this morning and Sky Italia, Seedorf arrived in Italy for Christmas but on Thursday he was not in Milano, but in Rome – meeting former Prime Minister and Milan President Berlusconi. It’s said that the two have reached a pre-agreement and Clarence is widely expected to take charge of Milan starting from the 2014/2015 season.
“If Seedorf has signed a pre-contract? No, there’s no such thing. Allegri is our coach, and we’re focusing on this season,” Adriano Galliani said on Friday night. It’s clear that Seedorf is the front-runner for the post-Allegri era. The 37-year-old, who won the Champions League four times with three different teams (twice with Milan), left the red and blacks in 2012 but unless there are surprises and Prandelli overtakes him in the competition, ‘The Professor’ will return in the year of 2014.
Meanwhile, it’s almost certain that Sean Sogliano of Hellas Verona will come to Milan and replace Ariedo Braida as the sporting director. Sogliano will work with Galliani and will be in charge of scouting for talents in the different leagues.