MILAN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Former AC Milan star Clarence Seedorf has been speculated to take over at Rossoneri after Massimiliano Allegri was sacked on Thursday.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the 37-year-old Dutchman will fly in to Milan on Thursday to begin his coaching career.
He is still playing in Brazil with Botafogo, but his representative Deborah Martin confirmed that "there is a clause that allows him to leave the club at any time, without penalty, unless he was to go to play for another club."
Milan vice president Adriano Galliani refused to confirm who will fill the vacuum left behind Allegri.
"I feel very sorry for Allegri," he said. "Especially for how the situation has evolved on a human level. But this is football."
Allegri expressed his gratitude toward the Milan club for his professionally gratifying experience.
"I thank the club and owners for three and a half seasons together," Allegri told news agency ANSA.
"It was certainly a professionally gratifying experience, marked also by important successes," he added.