Deportivo hired Seedorf as manager

La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna have named Clarence Seedorf as their manager until the end of the season. He former Real Madrid and Netherlands midfielder has had two managerial roles – with AC Milan in 2014 and Chinese club Shenzhen in 2016 – and both lasted less than six months. He had been linked with the Oldham Athletic job earlier this season before they hired Richie Wellens. Deportivo – who are in the bottom three – sacked Cristobal Parralo on Sunday. Parralo had only replaced Pepe Mel in October.

“It’s a difficult situation,” Seedorf said. “I like to take on these challenges. It would be easy to go to a place where everything is working well. I can help the club “I’m happy to have this opportunity to work in football again, in a club with so much history and in a league that gave me so much.”

The former Netherlands international spent three years playing at Real Madrid, making over 120 appearances for the club. Seedorf was among the candidates considered for the Oldham manager’s job in September last year, but was unsuccessful after being interviewed.