Cafu thinks it would be disrespectful of his former club Milan if they were to decide to sack Coach Clarence Seedorf.
The Dutchman has only been in charge at San Siro since January but came under increasing pressure during the course of the final few months of the season.
However, his results represented an overall improvement on those obtained by predecessor Max Allegri, and Cafu believes his former Rossoneri teammate should be given more time to implement his ideas.
“Let’s hope the club understand his ideas and that they allow him to do his job,” Cafu said to Sky Sport. “He has different ideas, but he brought in some changes and that is not easy to do during the season.
“They should give him one or two full seasons before judging him.
“If they get rid of him now it would be disrespectful. If they don’t keep him and don’t get some good players how are they going to have a competitive team?”
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