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Clarence Seedorf appointed head coach of Deportivo La Coruna

Seedorf has taken over until the end of the season.

Clarence Seedorf is the new Deportivo boss (Adam Davy/Empics)
Clarence Seedorf is the new Deportivo boss (Adam Davy/Empics)

Clarence Seedorf has been named as the new head coach of relegation-threatened LaLiga side Deportivo La Coruna.

The former AC Milan, Real Madrid and Holland midfielder replaces Cristobal Parralo, who was sacked on Sunday in the wake of Friday’s 5-0 defeat to Real Sociedad.

Seedorf, 41, has been placed in charge for the rest of the season and was due to be formally unveiled to media on Monday evening.

A statement from the club read: “This afternoon Dutch coach Clarence Seedorf has become coach of Real Club Deportivo for the remainder of the season.

“Seedorf will be presented this afternoon at 8.15pm in the press room of the Abanca-Riazor Stadium.”

Seedorf takes over a side 18th in LaLiga and three points off safety after a run of seven games without a win. That sequence includes a 7-1 defeat to Real Madrid and a 4-0 loss at Barcelona.

Seedorf, who won the Champions League four times in a glittering playing career that also included spells at Ajax, Sampdoria and Inter Milan, was linked with Oldham last year. He has previously managed AC Milan and Chinese side Shenzhen.

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