AC Milan owner Berlusconi: Seedorf needs strong start

The former Italy Prime Minister has acknowledged that the club's supporters need a lift after what has been a dreadful few months for the Rossoneri
AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi believes it imperative that Clarence Seedorf's reign as coach kicks off in style against Verona on Sunday night.

The San Siro faithful are bitterly disillusioned with their club at the moment, with an ongoing dispute over banners for the Derby della Madonnina just before Christmas having only worsened the negative atmosphere created by the Rossoneri's dismal Serie A form.

Consequently, Berlusconi is desperately hoping that the return of former midfield ace Seedorf will life everyone's spirits at the Giuseppe Meazza.

“It is important that this new Milan starts well,” the former Italy Prime Minister told reporters. “It is important because there are so many disappointed fans all over Italy.”

Milan go into Sunday night's game against Verona languishing in 11th place in Serie A, 10 points behind their opponents.