FILIPPO INZAGHI is the new coach of Milan, replacing Clarence Seedorf who has been fired after just a few months.
It’s been known for weeks but only become official today: ex-Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf is now ex-manager too as he has been replaced by another former Rossoneri man, Inzaghi, who has been promoted after coaching the Primavera.
Seedorf only came in January, taking the role of Massimiliano Allegri who was ‘relived of his duties’ and despite the good results, many of the players did not like him in addition to Galliani and Berlusconi so now he’s been officially sacked.
“Milan communicates that Seedorf has been dismissed,” reads a statement on Milan’s website today. It’s interesting to note that when Milan fired Allegri, they thanked him for his contribution to the team, but didn’t make anything remotely similar this time. “Inzaghi has been appointed as 1st team coach and is under contract until June 30th 2016,” the statement continues.
Seedorf and Milan didn’t find an agreement over compensation pay so the Rossoneri will keep paying ‘Dorf regularly until 2016 (about €10 million gross) or until he finds a new team. Inzaghi will meanwhile be paid €700,000 per season and he’s thrilled by the challenge: “I am delighted. Today is unforgettable. I thank President Berlusconi and all the club for the faith shown in me and the prestigious professional opportunity they have offered me,” Inzaghi told the Milan Channel on Monday.
“I am honoured and proud to be the coach of team that I played in for so many years (eleven), a team and a club I have shared so many unforgettable moments with. I will give my all for this shirt, with dedication, passion and determination, like I always did on the pitch as a player and as a coach in the youth academy. A warm hug to all Rossoneri fans. Forza Milan!”
Milan won 32 points under Seedorf, averaging 1.842 points per game and Inzaghi, who will most likely be presented on July 9th, will hope to do even better. Milan are taking a bet with Pippo (if you also like bets you can go on GamblingSites.org) as even though Filippo has more coaching experience than Seedorf, he has only worked with youth players. Inzaghi has so coached 70 games in his career (with the Allievi Nazionali and the Primavera), winning 44 games, losing 14 & drawing 12
Cristian Brocchi will replace Inzaghi as the Primavera’s coach. Seedorf will hope to have better luck and a better chemistry with the players & directors in the next club he’ll be working at. We can only wish both Pippo and Clarence the best of luck.