AC Milan have improved since I arrived, says Seedorf

The Rossoneri extended their winning streak to five games with a win over Livorno on Saturday and, while the coach refused to speak about his future, he feels they are progressing

Clarence Seedorf has no interest in discussing his AC Milan future, insisting only the club's hierarchy can decide his fate but he feels the team have improved since he took over.

The Dutchman witnessed his side win their fifth straight league games for the first time since 2011 in a 3-0 victory over Serie A strugglers Livorno on Saturday.

Mario Balotelli marked his 50th Milan appearance with his 30th goal for the club thanks to a glancing header shortly before half-time, while Adel Taarabt's composed finish doubled the lead before Giampaolo Pazzini wrapped up the points in the closing stages.

Milan's hopes of securing a spot in the Europa League have been boosted by their recent fruitful run, but that has failed to quell rumours that Seedorf will depart San Siro at the end of the season, despite only replacing Massimiliano Allegri in January.

But the coach insists he is not the person to ask regarding his future and said he feels the side have made progress under his guardianship.

"I don't know [if I will be replaced]," the Dutchman said. "You'd have to talk to the club. I can't speak for others.

"I want to respect the personal situation of president [Silvio] Berlusconi and so we haven’t spoken much. Until the club says otherwise, I will continue on this path, trying to help improve the side and its results and looking to plan for next season.

"We’re growing and we’re getting to know each other better. Things don’t just happen out of nothing, they take time to create. We’ll continue with this intensity and approach.

"Next week, we've got a tough Roma side to play. They’re achieving incredible things this season. We’ll try and give our very best."

The 38-year-old then praised Balotelli for his impact, as he played a part in all three goals and added he believes the Italy international is improving the mental side of his game.

He added: "Balotelli is maturing psychologically and this allows him to do better both on and off the field.

"I hope he continues along this path."