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RIO DE JANEIRO---Clarence See-
dorf said yesterday he will take
over as the new coach at AC
Milan, replacing Massimiliano
Allegri who was fired the day
Seedorf made the announce-
ment at Brazilian club Botafogo,
where he has been playing.
"The next step for me is as the
coach of Milan," Seedorf said.
AC Milan said the club s former
midfielder had yet to sign a con-
tract, but added that he was
expected to arrive in Italy tomor-
The 37-year-old Dutchman won
the Champions League twice with
AC Milan, and also won Europe s
top club title with Ajax and Real
AC Milan has been struggling
in Serie A, squandering a two-
goal lead in a 4-3 loss on Sunday
against Sassuolo. The club is 11th
in the standings and six points
clear of the relegation zone.
"The decision was made during
the day, but the evening was dif-
ficult," Seedorf said. "I told my
daughters at dinner, and it was
relaxed. There were no cons. There
are no cons. There are only pros
at this moment."
In Italy, AC Milan spokesman
Riccardo Coli said that one more
"He still has to sign," Coli said.
"Once he signs then we ll decide
when the presentation will be."
Seedorf has no formal coaching
experience and will rely on his
popularity and respect among fel-
low players to guide him at the
"Unfortunately, the life of a
player is not forever," he said.
Asked about the biggest chal-
lenge, he replied: "The most dif-
ficult thing is always adjusting.
Here and there, people and cul-
tures are different; the cultures of
the football, of the clubs."
Real Madrid coach Carlo
Ancelotti gave his former player
a strong endorsement.
"I coached him," Ancelotti said.
"He s got a strong personality and
he will be capable of handling this
new experience. He knows the
club well and I think Milan has
taken this decision in the same
manner as it has with (Arrigo)
Sacchi or (Fabio) Capello. It s
always turned out well for them.
I wish the best of luck to Seedorf
and Milan." (AP)
Seedorf says he's
new AC Milan coach
Dutch soccer player Clarence Seedorf gestures at a press conference at
the Brazilian club Botafogo, where the midfielder has been playing in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, yesterday. AP PHOTO
MADRID---Back in Spain and
celebrating his Ballon d Or tri-
umph with his Real Madrid
teammates, Cristiano Ronaldo is
already being asked to do better.
Ronaldo, who beat Lionel Messi
and Franck Ribery on Monday to
win his second player of the year
award, posed for a photo holding
the trophy with the entire Madrid
squad and coaches at training yes-
Real Madrid coach Carlo
Ancelotti called Ronaldo s victory
"great publicity for football," but
then called on the Madrid forward
to lift his game.
"To me, winning a Ballon d Or
means even more responsibility.
It won t be easy to ask him for
more with the numbers he s put
up, but I will," Ancelotti said. "I
like what he does very much, he s
always working hard to be even
better. So this is a reward for all
his hard work."
Ronaldo wept openly at the cer-
emony after ending Messi s four-
year run as the world s best player
by scoring 69 goals, including a
Champions League-leading 12, in
"While this is an individual tro-
phy, I ve also won it because of
the help of my teammates," said
Ronaldo, who celebrated his suc-
cess with president Florentino
Perez and teammates with cham-
pagne on the flight home from
Zurich on Monday night.
Ronaldo s teammates were
quick to congratulate him on the
club s first outright Ballon d Or
winner since Alfredo di Stefano
in 1959. Luis Figo, Ronaldo and
Fabio Cannavaro won the award
while playing for Madrid but had
joined the team late in the calendar
"We expected to win the 2013
Ballon d Or," Madrid goalkeeper
Iker Casillas tweeted after training,
"your triumphs are ours too."
The 28-year-old Ronaldo has
scored two goals in three matches
in 2014 and will look to bolster
his numbers tomorrow when
Madrid travels to Osasuna for a
Copa del Rey match after winning
the first leg 2-0. (AP)
Ronaldo celebrates triumph
with Madrid teammates
MADRID---Former Spain mid-
fielder Luis Garcia, who helped
guide Liverpool to a memorable
Champions League triumph, has
retired from football at age 35.
Garcia, who earned 20 caps with
Spain, had been playing in Mexico
before making the announcement
on his Web site yesterday.
Garcia paid thanks to former
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez
and former Spain coach Luis
Aragones for taking him to the
2006 World Cup.
Garcia---who also played for
Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, and
Panathinaikos---says "I think it s
time to end this important chapter
in my life and move to the next
Garcia scored a memorable goal
against Juventus and a disputed
one against Chelsea as Liverpool
reached the 2005 Champions
League final, where it beat AC
Milan on penalties after rallying
from a 3-0 deficit. (AP)
Former Spain, Liverpool
midfielder Garcia retires
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