Seedorf grappling with AC Milan leadership role

Clarence Seedorf admits he's grappled with his new leadership role at AC Milan.

Clarence Seedorf admits he's grappled with his new leadership role at AC Milan.

The Dutch midfielder said: "I accepted the proposal from (vice-president) Adriano Galliani, not so much from an economic standpoint, because I have given up a sack money, but because (coach) Carlo Ancelotti and he had in mind a leadership role for me.

"The first game I was on the bench, I had to win over even Ancelotti. To become a leader has too many moments of loneliness because you must know how to make information available to others.

"People want this from me and have always respected my transparency. Wherever I was, I have always been welcomed with open arms and this means that my way of expressing leadership, has always been perceived in a positive way.

"I am a frank, I love dialogue and I always talk. We (Ancelotti and Seedorf) both knew how to manage the relationship and we have used the time to get to know eachother."

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