Clarence Seedorf appointed Deportivo La Coruna coach until end of season

Clarence Seedorf arrives to take part in the UEFA Champions League Group stage draw ceremony on August 25, 2016
Image: Seedorf's first game is against Real Betis on February 11

Deportivo La Coruna have appointed former AC Milan player Clarence Seedorf as their coach for the rest of the season.

The 41-year-old made his coaching debut at AC Milan in 2014, before a brief spell as manager of Chinese side Shenzen, but was replaced by Sven-Goran Eriksson after less than five months in charge.

Deportivo sacked Cristobal Parralo on Sunday after a 5-0 loss at Real Sociedad.

That defeat stretched their winless run to seven matches, and Seedorf takes over with the team 18th in La Liga.

Seedorf arrived at the club on Monday to finalise his contract and will take charge of the game against Real Betis on February 11, live on Sky Sports.

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"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."

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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.

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