Clarence Seedorf reveals he “left Milan because of Massimiliano Allegri. It will take time for them to get back to the top.”
The midfielder spoke to Brazilian television station SporTv and launched a scathing attack on his former Coach.
“The reason I left Milan, without doubt, was because of their current Coach Allegri,” said Seedorf.
“The rapport with him was not the best, as we didn’t get along. He made me play the big games like those against Barcelona or Juventus, then would keep me out for another four. I had been accustomed to always playing.
“When we won the Scudetto I thought I gave my contribution, especially towards the end of the season. Milan had players who remained even once they got older. From the outside it might’ve looked as if I was not 100 per cent fit, but at my age you have to keep playing regularly to maintain your muscles.
“Examples are Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, who continued playing, but Allegri wouldn’t allow me to. It was a shame.”
Seedorf has repeatedly been linked with Allegri’s job on the Milan bench and did nothing to silence those rumours.
“Milan are renewing now, have less quality and it will take time for them to get back to the top. I have almost completed my course as a Coach, so I’m preparing, but there’s nothing concrete yet. My real desire is to continue playing football.”