A day or so ago there was a report in Calciomercato that Newcastle were in secret talks with 39 year-old Clarence Seedorf, the former Milan and Netherlands midfielder to take over the head coach position at Newcastle from Steve McClaren.
This story has been reported in various outlets now and we cannot believe for one minute there’s any truth in the report.
Clarence Seedorf – when AC Milan head coach
While Steve McClaren is having difficult time of it at Newcastle, it’s too early to think about replacing him especially with Seedorf who was a great player, but has very little experience in coaching,
Seedorf was appointed the new head coach of Milan in January of last year but was dismissed in early June of the same year and former striker Filippo Inzaghi was named in his place.
But in June of this year it was announced that Inzaghi would not be the coach for this season and was replaced by former Sampdoria coach Sinisa Mihajlovi.
The report in Calciomercato not only says that talks were held with Newcastle in secret, but that they were positive.
As we said we’d be very surprised – make that astonished – if there ‘s any truth in this report.
Maybe Newcastle need to come out and deny the report?
Come to think of it – maybe Newcastle’s top executive Lee Charnley can communicate to the fans on what’s going on – given Newcastle are in trouble again.
Clarence was a top midfielder in his day and played for Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan among other clubs and evenutually played a total of 889 club games with 135 goals and represented the Netherlands 87 times with 11 goals.
What do you think?