Clarence Seedorf says he is to become the new AC Milan manager after bringing his playing career to an end.
The 37-year-old Dutch is set to replace ousted Massimiliano Allegri, who got the boot on Monday following a disappointing run of form in the ongoing campaign.
“I am retiring from football after 22 years,” said Seedorf. “My aim is to dream again.”
Seedorf, who won two Serie A titles and two Champions League in 400 appearances for the club, was at the San Siro- as a player- from 2002 until 2012.
After leaving the San Siro, he joined Bofatogo in 2012 where he eventually ended his playing career.
“The experience at Bofatogo has helped me grow a lot and will no doubt help me in my next step as coach of AC Milan,” Seedorf added.
“I wish Botafogo and my teammates the best.”
Milan are currently 11th in the Italian League standings and have only won five in 19 rounds of matches this season- 30 points behind leaders Juventus.
Seedorf was also the first player to win the Champions League with three different clubs- Dutch side Ajax in 1995, Spanish giants Real Madrid in 1998 and Milan, in 2003 and 2007.