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Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf holds talks to take over League One club

The ex-Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder is a candidate to replace John Sheridan at Oldham Athletic.

Seedorf has managed in Italy and China.
Seedorf has managed in Italy and China.
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ONE OF FOOTBALL’S greats has emerged as a surprise candidate for the Oldham Atletic job.

The League One club are without a manager since former Ireland international John Sheridan left by mutual consent on Monday, following their 5-1 defeat to Rotherham.

It brought Sheridan’s third spell in charge of the Latics to an end and they sit second from bottom in English football’s third tier with just seven points from 10 matches this season.

This morning, several media outlets including the BBC are reporting that Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf is among the list of names names vying to take the role.

The ex-Ajax, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder — who is one of the most decorated players of all-time having won the Champions League with three different clubs — met Oldham chairman Simon Corney yesterday and got a tour of their facilities at Boundary Park before being interviewed.

After retiring in 2014, 41-year-old Seedorf managed his former club Milan for four months and he also had a brief spell in China with Shenzhen FC, which ended last December.

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