Seedorf vows to reinvigorate AC Milan

The Dutchman says that the Serie A table does not properly reflect the Rossoneri's quality, while also revealing that he will employ a 4-2-3-1 formation
New AC Milan boss Clarence Seedorf has promised to bring the glory days back to San Siro after returning "home" this week.

The 37-year-old Dutchman called time on his playing career on Tuesday in order to rejoin the Rossoneri, this time as a coach.

Seedorf faced the media on Saturday and said that he is confident of reinvigorating a side currently lying 11th in Serie A.

"I am very happy to be back home," the former Milan midfielder enthused. "I feel right at home.

"I come here with a desire to work hard and transmit enthusiasm and joy, essentials in doing this job well.

"We are very fortunate to do our jobs almost as a hobby and I have told this to the players.

"The difficult times should be analysed without losing sight of our quality. The table is an ugly beast to look at. But the numbers do not properly represent us.

"There is no doubt that the situation will soon return to what it once was. We will rediscover the joy of playing football. As a result, the results will come back."

Seedorf's first game in charge will be against Verona at San Siro on Sunday and he revealed that he intends to play a lone striker.

"Tactics? We will play 4-2-3-1 to exploit the qualities of our strikers," he explained. "But we need time. You cannot do much in just a few days.

"But we need the support of our fans. As always, they can be our 12th man."