Clarence Seedorf has taken over the managerial reins at AC Milan.
The Dutchman, who won two Serie A titles and two Champions League in 400 appearances for the club, has officially been appointed as Massimiliano Allegri’s successor.
Allegri was sacked by the San Siro club on Monday following a disappointing run of form in the ongoing Serie A campaign- which culminated in a 4-3 loss to lower league side Sassuolo.
The 37-year-old, who played for Milan from 2002 until 2012 announced his retirement on Tuesday, bringing an end to his 22-year professional playing career to take up the role at his former club.
He had been playing for Bofatogo before hanging his boots.
Seedorf said: “You can’t say that I’m back as I never really left.
“We have a lot to do to get the club back where it belongs and I’m very happy to be back here.
“At the moment I feel very emotional and I also feel a sense of duty. I have to give 100% to rebuild, and to give enthusiasm and a sense of security. We can look to do important things for the fans. I left Milan in May 2012 at the end of a cycle. My job now is to open a new one.”
Milan are currently 11th in the Italian League standings and have only won five in 19 rounds of matches this season- 30 points behind leaders Juventus.
Seedorf was also the first player to win the Champions League with three different clubs- Dutch side Ajax in 1995, Spanish giants Real Madrid in 1998 and Milan, in 2003 and 2007.