What's the story?
Former Real Madrid midfielder, Clarence Seedorf, claims it would be an honour to return to his former club and manage Los Blancos side.
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He made over 150 appearances for the Spanish giants, and is regarded as one of the best midfielders of his era. He won two Champions League and one La Liga in his three season spell with Los Blancos, and is remembered fondly in Spain.
Since his retirement from football as player in 2014, the former Dutch midfielder experienced a bitter sweet experience as a manager, coaching clubs like Milan, Deportivo La Coruna and Shenzhen. He is now the coach of Cameroon National team.
On the other hand, Real Madrid were shocked when their former coach Zinedine Zidane handed over his resignation after winning three consecutive Champions League for the club.
Los Blancos has suffered since then, unable to find a proper guide to propel them to glory. Clarence Seedorf was one of the names in the wish list to manage Los Blancos, but eventually lost out to Julen Lopetegui.
Real Madrid is currently under the tutelage of Argentine manager Santiago Solari, who took over when Lopetegui was sacked following a string of poor performances.
The heart of the matter
The 42-year-old Cameroon coach claimed the mere fact that he was considered as a manager to guide Real Madrid is an honour to him. In an interview with Goal, Seedorf said:
“But let's say that the fact that I have been among the options is already a great honour for me. I feel like a place that is my home, where I wasn't treated good, but more than good. Always. "
“Returning one day would be an honour for me, but the most important thing for me would be that Real Madrid keep to be competitive nowadays.” the former Los Blancos midfielder concluded.
Real Madrid will face Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu with a slender 2-1 lead in the 2nd leg of their Champions League round-of-16 fixture.