Former AC Milan and Italy legend Filippo Inzaghi has been named manager of the Italian giants on a two year deal, replacing former team-mate Clarence Seedorf, Sky
Seedorf, 38, had been in charge of the Rossoneri since January and had another two years left on his contract but owner Silvio Berlusconi felt it was time for a change after Milan failed to qualify for Europe for the first time in 16 years. A statement from the club on Monday read: “AC Milan announces it has dismissed coach Clarence Seedorf and has handed the reins of the first team to Filippo Inzaghi until June 30, 2016.”
Inzaghi, who scored 126 goals in 300 appearances for Milan between 2001 and 2012, had been in charge of the youth team for the past two seasons and recently revealed he was ready to make the step up the coaching the senior team.
Berlusconi said of Inzaghi: “I see Inzaghi very determined. He is hungry for victories. He is consistent with what we want Milan to be, that is a team that goes out to win and wins convincingly. A team that wins fair and that makes the fans happy with their performances.”
The 40 year old, who won the Champions League twice as a player with the San Siro club, will have a keen eye on the World Cup this summer as Milan players, Mattia De Sciglio, Ignazio Abate and Mario Balotelli all line out for Italy in Brazil although club captain Riccardo Montolivio will miss the tournament due to a fractured shin.
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