Wednesday January 15 2014
Seedorf: 'Milan back on top'

Clarence Seedorf pledged to “take Milan back to the top of the world” after arriving to replace Max Allegri.

The Dutchman terminated his playing career this week with Botafogo five months early in order to begin as a Coach at one of the world’s biggest clubs.

“I am happy to be here, even if unfortunately Milan are not in the best moment,” Seedorf told Sky Sport Italia.

“I will do everything to take Milan back to the top of the world. I feel at home here and hope to contaminate the team with my great enthusiasm.

“I can’t wait to get started. We want to turn the situation around straight away to make the fans happy.”

Seedorf was in the stands for the second half of a 3-1 Coppa Italia victory over Spezia at San Siro this evening.

He has gone back to the hotel for the night, as he is tired after flying straight from Brazil, but will be in charge of tomorrow’s training session.

“At this moment I feel emotion and also a sense of duty,” Seedorf told Milan Channel. “I left Milan in May 2012 at the end of an era. My job now will be to open another era.

“I’m back? The truth is I never went away,” smiled Seedorf. “There is a lot of work to do in order to bring Milan back to the top.

“President Silvio Berlusconi had predicted everything two years ago. I am very touched and very, very happy. The team and the fans need this enthusiasm.”

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