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Seedorf announces retirement

By Football News



Clarence Seedorf has retired from professional football, and confirmed he will become Milan's new coach.

The former Netherlands international told a press conference on Tuesday: "I am here to announce that I will retire from playing after 22 years.

"It has been a difficult decision, but I am satisfied with what I have achieved in my career. Here at Botafogo I am happy because I leave the team with qualification to the Copa Libertadores.

"I leave an improved club, especially for their mentality and team spirit.

"I will be the coach at Milan."