AC Milan Fires Seedorf, Appoints Former Player Inzaghi as Coach

AC Milan fired Clarence Seedorf after less than five months and named former player Filippo Inzaghi as coach of the Italian soccer club.

“Clarence Seedorf has been dismissed,” seven-time European champion Milan said in a two-sentence statement on its website today. “Filippo Inzaghi has been appointed as first team coach and is under contract until June 30, 2016.”

Former Milan youth team coach Inzaghi, 40, scored 126 goals in 300 appearances for Milan from 2001-12, winning Serie A and the Champions League twice each.

Seedorf was tasked with reviving Milan’s season when he was appointed in mid-January, with the Rossoneri in 11th place in Serie A, 30 points behind league leader Juventus. The former Netherlands international was fired after Milan finished the season in eighth place, leaving it out of European competition next season for the first time in 16 years.

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