Deportivo appoint Clarence Seedorf as manager

Deportivo La Coruña have announced former-Real Madrid midfielder Clarence Seedorf as their manager until the end of the season.

The Galician club sacked Cristóbal Parralo on Sunday after their 5-0 hammering at Real Sociedad, leaving them in the relegation zone.

Seedorf becomes Deportivo’s third manager this season after Pepe Mel was dismissed late in October.

The Branquiazuis have won just one of their last 12 La Liga matches, taking just six points during this run.

This is Clarence Seedorf’s third managerial role after previously taking charge of former club AC Milan in 2014 and Chinese club Shenzhen in 2016.  Both of these jobs lasted less than six months.

The Suriname-born Dutch international was a very successful player, winning the Champions League on four occasions with three different clubs.  Seedorf was also a two-time Dutch Eredivisie winner with Ajax for whom he came through the youth ranks, a La Liga winner with Real Madrid and two-time Italian Serie A champion with AC Milan.

Clarence Seedorf’s first game in charge will be at home to Real Betis on Monday 12 February.