Monday February 17 2014
Seedorf: Like I’d never left

Clarence Seedorf has reflected that his return to Milan as Coach has felt like he was never away from the Rossoneri.

The Dutchman was appointed to the bench as Max Allegri’s replacement in mid-January, 18 months on from having originally left the club after 10 years as a midfielder.

For the 37-year-old, his early work back at Milanello has carried great familiarity.

“Coming back to Milan was like I'd never been away actually - you know everybody, everybody knows you,” Seedorf has considered in conversation with UEFA’s official website.

“Getting back was just like coming back after I'd been injured or on holiday. After 10 years I think you get a sense of things and of course the President, [Silvio] Berlusconi, has always expressed the values he would like to see on the field and also off it.

“Those are values I definitely want to work on and want to impart to the group, because we have a responsibility, especially to the younger ones watching us.

“It's not only about winning, but about how we win - it's not only about competing, but about how you compete.

“It's a long journey but it has started now and I'm very happy to lead it from a technical point of view.”