Clarence Seedorf leaves relegated DeportivoMay 23, 2018
Clarence Seeforf has left his role as head coach at Deportivo La Coruna, the club have confirmed.
The Dutchman was appointed in February and given a huge task to rescue the Galician club from their bottom three status – but he failed to win any of his eight games in charge, seeing them relegated to Liga 123.
A four match unbeaten run did feature however with draws, but the former AC Milan midfielder was unable to complete a turn around in form and performances.
Depor will now approach the summer with no head coach, looking to a number of potential candidates who they hope will push them back into the top league in Spain.
Seedorf is now expected to take a break from the game, before looking for a new role – with some reports saying he could stay in La Liga, depending on managerial changes this summer.
“In agreement with Clarence Seedorf, Deportivo would like to communicate that the Dutch manager will not be in charge of the first team next season,” read a Depor statement.
“Therefore, the relationship between the coach and the club will end upon the expiry of his contract at the end of June, 2018.”
“The president, Tino Fernández, told Seedorf personally that it has been a real pleasure to work with a professional on his level, someone with the capacity to work in the Primera Division.
“However, to take on a new challenge the club will look for a coach who can bring more experience and knowledge of the Segunda division.”
Depor have already begun recruiting for the new season with Dani Gimenez having been signed from Real Betis.
The former Celta Vigo keeper is expected to take the number one spot at the club, despite playing largely as an understudy throughout his career in Spanish football.