AC Milan midfielder Kaka thinks Clarence Seedorf will become a top coach once he retires from his playing career amid rumours that the Rossoneri legend has signed a deal to replace Massimiliano Allegri.
Italian newspapers reported on Saturday that the San Siro legend has been lined up by club president Silvio Berlusconi as the next boss, with Milan languishing in 10th heading into gameweek 17.
And Kaka, who played alongside Seedorf for six years at Milan, believes that the Botafogo midfielder will be among the best trainers around due to the way the Dutchman applies himself professionally.
"Everything Clarence does, he does at its best," the 31-year-old told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "He will do fine as a coach, although there is much to learn.
"I do not know how it will be for him to start [his coaching career] at Milan but he can handle himself just fine."
Kaka returned to San Siro in the summer from Real Madrid having spent a largely forgettable four years at the Santiago Bernabeu and he says he came back to Serie A because competition at Carlo Ancelotti's side was simply too strong.
"I did not intend to leave in the beginning, I spoke with Carlo and he wanted me to stay," the Brazilian added. "Then Madrid began to buy important players in midfield and asked the coach to play youth, so I knew that there was no space for me.
"I spoke with Ancelotti and he told me that it would be more difficult to play for me. But I had no problem with him, it was clear and we decided together."
Milan face Inter in a relatively low-profile Derby della Madonnina on Sunday but Kaka is already thinking ahead to 2014, when the Rossoneri will look to put their woeful domestic form behind them and continue their run in Europe.
He added: "I'm sure we will do well against Inter because, with the big challenges, we never take the wrong approach, even though we do not always win a contest of character.
"For 2014 we expect to take as many points as possible and to do well in the Champions League against Atletico Madrid [in the last 16]."