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Seedorf free to help manage AC Milan

Clarence Seedorf
The former Dutch international is being heavily linked with AC Milan's managerial post.
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Clarence Seedorf's agent claims her client could be freed from a contract at Botafogo if AC Milan come calling.

With the Rossoneri having taken the decision to part with Massimiliano Allegri's services as coach, speculation as to who might succeed him is starting to gather pace.

Filippo Inzaghi, now in charge of Milan's youth team, was touted as an early candidate to take the role through to the end of the season, before the reins were handed to Mauro Tassotti on a caretaker basis. Former Holland international Seedorf is, however, being billed as a strong contender to fill the post on a permanent basis despite lacking in coaching experience.

The 37-year-old is still on the playing staff at Brazilian outfit Botafogo, but a 10-year stint at Milan prior to heading for South America would make him a popular appointment at the San Siro. Seedorf's representative Deborah Martin told La Gazzetta dello Sport on the management rumors: "There is not much to say about everything that has been written about Seedorf, but a number of things that have been reported are incorrect.

"I was personally involved when Clarence signed for Botafogo and he has a clause in his contract that allows him to leave the club without compensation on certain occasions, as long as he doesn't play for another team. I would also like to point out that Clarence now has all the necessary papers to coach and has taken all the steps needed in Netherlands and Brazil."

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