Reports: Filippo Inzaghi to replace Clarence Seedorf as AC Milan boss

The Dutchman has been in charge at the San Siro for just four months.

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Former Milan striker Filippo Inzaghi will be appointed to replace Clarence Seedorf as the Serie A club’s coach, according to reports in the Italian media Tuesday.

It means Seedorf’s spell as Milan coach is set to end after just four months, the Dutchman having failed in his mission to salvage a place in Europe for the seven-times European champions.

Inzaghi, a legendary Milan striker who went on to coach the club’s youth team, had been in line to replace sacked Massimiliano Allegri in January only to miss out when Seedorf was parachuted in despite still having a playing contract with Brazilian side Botafogo, and scant coaching experience.

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Seedorf improved an ailing Milan side in the second half of the season but the Rossoneri’s eighth place finish left them out of Europe for the first time in 16 years.

La Gazzetta dello Sport said Inzaghi will soon take over at the San Siro club having negotiated his future contract with club CEO Adriano Galliani and president Silvio Berlusconi at the club owner’s villa in Arcore.

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The report said the fine details of the agreement would be ironed out in the coming days.

- © AFP, 2014

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