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Jun 9, 2014

Soccer-Milan fire coach Seedorf and bring in Inzaghi

June 9 (Reuters) – AC Milan fired coach Clarence Seedorf on Monday after less than five months in charge and replaced him with youth team boss Filippo Inzaghi, a move that had been on hold for two weeks.

“I thank Silvio Berlusconi for the trust,” former Italy and Milan striker Inzaghi said of the club president. “This club is my life.

Jun 9, 2014

Soccer-Inzaghi risks same fate as Milan predecessors

June 9 (Reuters) – Filippo Inzaghi became AC Milan’s third coach in five months on Monday and there was no immediate reason to believe he was going to have any more success than his two predecessors.

Massimiliano Allegri and Clarence Seedorf were sacked due to problems caused by the club’s rudderless administration.

Jun 9, 2014

Milan fire coach Seedorf, replace him with Inzaghi

By Brian Homewood

(Reuters) – AC Milan fired coach Clarence Seedorf on Monday after less than five months in charge and replaced him with youth team boss Filippo Inzaghi, a move that had been on hold for two weeks.

“AC Milan have dismissed coach Clarence Seedorf and handed over the first team to Filippo Inzaghi until June 30, 2016,” the Serie A club and seven-times European champions said in a statement.

Jun 9, 2014

Soccer-Milan fire coach Seedorf, replace him with Inzaghi

June 9 (Reuters) – AC Milan fired coach Clarence Seedorf on Monday after less than five months in charge and replaced him with youth team boss Filippo Inzaghi, a move that had been on hold for two weeks.

“AC Milan have dismissed coach Clarence Seedorf and handed over the first team to Filippo Inzaghi until June 30, 2016,” the Serie A club and seven-times European champions said in a statement.

Jun 6, 2014

Shaqiri teaches party-pooping Swiss to enjoy themselves

BERNE (Reuters) – If Switzerland are going to shed their reputation as World Cup party-poopers, then their impish winger Xherdan Shaqiri is the man to do it.

Fun is not a word usually associated with Switzerland’s national team, who have scored five goals and conceded one in their last seven games at the World Cup, yet it is something the 22-year-old Kosovo-born player thrives on.

Jun 6, 2014

Switzerland coach Hitzfeld to turn final page of career

BERNE (Reuters) – Ottmar Hitzfeld, one of Europe’s most successful coaches at club level, will bow out in Brazil after a 45-year career which has brought him seven Bundesliga titles, two Champions League winners’ medals and one extraordinary defeat.

Hitzfeld will be leading Switzerland to the World Cup for the second time, having also been in charge of a bittersweet campaign in South Africa four years ago.

Jun 6, 2014

Feisty young side shatter stereotypes of Switzerland

BERNE (Reuters) – A young side drawn mainly from immigrant backgrounds, Switzerland’s World Cup team is about as far removed from the stereotyped image of the Alpine nation as it is possible to get.

While the Swiss are often regarded as reserved, diplomatic and predictable, their national side is a feisty outfit with a surprising amount of flair.

Jun 6, 2014

Soccer-World-Shaqiri teaches party-pooping Swiss to enjoy themselves

BERNE, June 6 (Reuters) – If Switzerland are going to shed their reputation as World Cup party-poopers, then their impish winger Xherdan Shaqiri is the man to do it.

Fun is not a word usually associated with Switzerland’s national team, who have scored five goals and conceded one in their last seven games at the World Cup, yet it is something the 22-year-old Kosovo-born player thrives on.

Jun 6, 2014

Soccer-World-Switzerland coach Hitzfeld to turn final page of career

BERNE, June 6 (Reuters) – Ottmar Hitzfeld, one of Europe’s most successful coaches at club level, will bow out in Brazil after a 45-year career which has brought him seven Bundesliga titles, two Champions League winners’ medals and one extraordinary defeat.

Hitzfeld will be leading Switzerland to the World Cup for the second time, having also been in charge of a bittersweet campaign in South Africa four years ago.

Jun 6, 2014

Soccer-World-Feisty young side shatter stereotypes of Switzerland

BERNE, June 6 (Reuters) – A young side drawn mainly from immigrant backgrounds, Switzerland’s World Cup team is about as far removed from the stereotyped image of the Alpine nation as it is possible to get.

While the Swiss are often regarded as reserved, diplomatic and predictable, their national side is a feisty outfit with a surprising amount of flair.