Tuesday January 14 2014
Seedorf: I couldn't say no

Clarence Seedorf has admitted he ‘couldn’t say no’ to Milan after being confirmed as the Rossoneri’s new Coach.

The former midfielder revealed earlier on Tuesday that he would be replacing Massimiliano Allegri at San Siro.

And the one-time Diavolo player has conceded that the offer to return to the club was just too good to turn down.

“The sacking of Allegri was decisive in my decision making,” he told reporters. “Galliani called me just yesterday [Monday].

“I could not say no to Milan after spending 10 years with the Rossoneri.

“I want to travel to Milano today. If I don't make it, then I will travel tomorrow.

“I like challenges, and coaching Milan will be another challenge in my career. I made the decision to join Milan today, but last night was a difficult night for me. But I’m sure I made the right choice.

“When I told my kids that I would be returning to Milan, they went all quiet. But they aren't against it.

“I don't know which formation I will use at Milan. I've played with seven of them, and that will help me.

"The contract I signed is for two and a half years. I'm delighted with the opportunity the club have given me and I'm very motivated to do well."