AC Milan replaces Seedorf with Inzaghi

AC Milan replaces Seedorf with Inzaghi

AC Milan replaces Seedorf with Inzaghi

In this file photo taken on May 7, 2011, AC Milan's Clarence Seedorf, left, and Filippo Inzaghi celebrate after the Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and AC Milan at Rome's Olympic stadium. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, file)

AC Milan have fired coach Clarence Seedorf after less than five months in charge and replaced him with youth team boss Filippo Inzaghi.

"AC Milan have dismissed coach Clarence Seedorf and handed over the first team to Filippo Inzaghi until June 30, 2016," said the Serie A club in a statement on June 9.

Dutchman was appointed head coach of the Italian giants in January, replacing Massimiliano Allegri at San Siro. 

Despite coming close to securing one of Serie A's Europa League spots, the 38-year-old was expected to be relieved of his duties after coming under criticism from president Silvio Berlusconi and chief executive Adriano Galliani. 

Milan won 11 of his 19 league games in charge - twice as many as his predecessor had managed prior to Seedorf's arrival. He lasted less than six months in the Milan dugout.

Inzaghi, 40, has been named as the new first-team coach after a successful spell at the helm of the Under 19 team.