If you are a fan of Switzerland football, you would be really disappointed to hear that Ottmar Hitzfeld, the manager of the national team, has quit.
Hitzfeld was tactically one of the best managers in Brazil. Barring a group game against France which Switzerland lost by a big margin, he was spot on with his moves in every match.
Hitzfeld is not going to take charge of any other team in the future. He has actually put a full stop on his coaching career.
Just 12 months after joining AC Milan, it looks like Brazilian superstar Kaka will leave the Italian club and return to his homeland. Kaka has been heavily linked with a move to São Paulo in the last few days. The latest comments from the Brazilian club’s president appears to confirm that the 32-year-old is on the verge of completing a move. After moving to Real Madrid for a then world record transfer fee of £ 62 million, Kaka struggled with a lot of injuries and form. He finally ended his Madrid nightmare by returning to Milan last summer.
The managerial position at Ac.Milan is currently being filled by Clarence Seedorf as he replaced Massimiliano Allegri some months ago but it remains unclear if the Dutchman will continue being in charge of the team at the upcoming season.
Rumors are being spread around linking Carlo Ancelotti and Luciano Spalleti to take up the hot seat of the Italian club. Ac.Milan has a final league match scheduled to be played against Sassuolo on May 18.
AC Milan returned to winning ways after a 2-1 win over Genoa on Monday night. This result means that Clarence Seedorf’s men have won three consecutive matches, which has seen them rise to 11th place in the table.
Even though they still remain far away from even thinking about Europa league qualification places, midfielder Kaka says that the club are slowly starting to find their feet under the new manager. There were even rumours in the last few weeks about Seedorf being sacked before the end of the season and being replaced by former striker Filippo Inzaghi.
AC Milan star Kaka has given his backing towards under pressure manager Clarence Seedorf, who is on the verge of being sacked only a few weeks after taking over the managerial reins from Massimiliano Allegri.
Seedorf is one of the celebrated players at Milan, but his return to the club’s manager appears to be on the verge of ending. He took over from Allegri only a couple of months ago when the team were on the verge of getting into the top 10 of the table. However, a disastrous run of form has seen Milan slipped to 12th in the table.
Manchester city had accepted an amazingly high bid of £100m for Kaka. Garry Cook, who is the chief executive of Manchester City, has alleged that AC Milan has bottled the deal in order to bring Kaka in the Premier League Club.
The chief Executive Officer of AC Milan, Adriano Galliani, has lauded Kaka for putting up a number of top class performances for the club over the years and has rated him as one of the club legends.
Kaka’s current tenure at Milan is his second one. His first tenure was 6-year long which came to an end in 2009. He played close to 200 league matches for the Italian club during that period and scored 70 goals.
Brazil's national team manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has stated that he has not seen enough from Kaka to suggest that he is back to his best. The former Chelsea manager was on hand to witness the Brazilian midfielder play for AC Milan in the derby against Inter Milan.
They were beaten by their arch rivals 1-0 at the San Siro. Kaka played the full match, but he was not at his best. As a result, Milan slipped into the bottom half of the table. Rodrigo Palacio scored the only goal of the game late on in the encounter.
Kaka returned to first-team action in the 1-1 draw for AC Milan with Barcelona in the Champions league. This was a great result for the Italian club considering that their form in the domestic league has not been that great. Kaka helped Milan get the 1-1 draw after providing the assist for Robinho, although his effort was cancelled by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi later in the match. Kaka was signed from Real Madrid for a small fee in the summer. The Brazilian had grown frustrated with life at the Spanish club due to lack of first-team opportunities.
Chelsea midfielder Lucas Piazon, who recently joined Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem on a loan deal till the end of the season, has said that he is hoping to gain a lot of first-team experience. The Brazilian midfielder has been regarded as the next Kaka.
However, he has dismissed the suggestions by saying that he is a completely different player to Kaka, but comparisons are unavoidable because he looks very like the former AC Milan midfielder. The 31-year-old is regarded as one of the best players of his generation. He won the FIFA Ballon d’Or award when he was playing for AC Milan.