Seedorf gestures during their Italian Serie A soccer match against Genoa at the Ferraris stadium in Genoa April 7, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo.
CAIRO – 5 February 2018: Former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf has been linked with a return to Spain to coach Deportivo La Coruna.
Deportivo La Coruna have sacked their manager, Cristobal Parralo, after the humiliating 5-0 loss to Real Sociedad that left the team in the bottom three.
Deportivo La Coruna, 2000 La Liga champions, hope to complete the deal with Seedorf to manage the team in their upcoming game against Real Betis on Monday.
Seedorf, 41, spent three years in Spain between 1996 and 1999, when he wore Real Madrid’s jersey. He won La Liga in 1997 and the Champions League title a year later.
Seedorf had only one year experience as a manager. He managed AC Milan in 2014 for the second half of the 2014 season, but he failed to achieve any title at the end of the season.
He spent his other six months coaching Shenzhen F.C., but he failed to lead the team to promotion to the first tier and he got sacked.
Deportivo La Coruna are suffering this season in the league. They have achieved 17 points after 22 games, winning four games and ending five games with a draw. Their last victory was on December 9 when they defeated Leganes 1-0 at home.