AC Milan sacked their coach Clarence Seedorf yesterday after less than five months in charge and replaced him with youth team manager Filippo Inzaghi, a move that had been on hold for two weeks.

Seedorf, the former Netherlands midfielder who had no previous coaching experience and spent 10 years of his playing career at Milan, quickly fell out of favour despite overseeing an improvement in results. Milan won 11 out of 19 Serie A matches under the Dutchman compared to only five of the previous 19 under predecessor Massimiliano Allegri on their way to an eighth-place finish, missing out on the Europa League by one point.

Inzaghi spent 11 seasons at Milan, winning two league titles and two Champions Leagues, and collected 57 caps for Italy. He was famously described by Sir Alex Ferguson as having been "born offside."

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