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Deportivo La Coruna substitutes react in amazement to manager Clarence Seedorf’s touch

  • Clarence Seedorf was appointed as Deportivo La Coruna’s manager in February
  • The former AC Milan midfielder produced a moment of brilliance at the weekend
  • Seedorf delivered a touch of class to kill off a ball launched high into the sky 
  • Deportivo have won back-to-back games but remain in La Liga’s relegation zone 

Clarence Seedorf may have brought an end to his playing career almost four years ago but the legendary Dutch midfielder has definitely still got it. 

Now managing Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga, Seedorf was prowling the San Mames touchline during his side’s clash with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

And when defender Fabian Schar launched a clearance high into the sky towards the sidelines, Seedorf demonstrated why he was such a classy midfielder in his heyday. 

Clarence Seedorf watches as Fabian Schar’s clearance starts falling to the ground near him

The Deportivo La Coruna manager kills the ball off brilliantly with a casual flick of his right foot

The Deportivo La Coruna manager kills the ball off brilliantly with a casual flick of his right foot

As the ball came crashing to the ground Seedorf instantly killed it’s pace with a cushioned touch despite wearing trainers, cue an incredulous reaction from his Deportivo bench behind him.

Substitutes Zakaria Bakkali is left with his mouth agape while back-up goalkeeper Maksym Koval can only laugh at his manager’s touch. 

Borja Valle calls out to Seedorf and the Deportivo boss looks back at his bench before allowing himself a smile as he refocused on the pitch. 

Deportivo substitute Borja Valle (second right) calls out to his manager as the bench reacted

Deportivo substitute Borja Valle (second right) calls out to his manager as the bench reacted

Seedorf allows himself a smile after turning back to the bench to his substitutes' reaction

Seedorf allows himself a smile after turning back to the bench to his substitutes’ reaction

Deportivo's bench are left in amazement following the former AC Milan midfielder's control

Deportivo’s bench are left in amazement following the former AC Milan midfielder’s control

Deportivo would go onto win the match 3-2 with Borja Valle, later introduced off the bench by Seedorf, netting what proved to be the winning goal. 

Seedorf was appointed in February with Deportivo mired in a relegation struggle –  while the northerners are still 18th, two consecutive wins has given them hope of top-flight survival. 

The former Holland international previously managed AC Milan, where he enjoyed his played for a decade between 2002 and 2012, and Shenzhen in China.

Borja Valle would make a telling impact on the match by scoring what proved to be the winner

Borja Valle would make a telling impact on the match by scoring what proved to be the winner

Seedorf has led relegation-threatened Deportivo to two wins in their last two La Liga matches

Seedorf has led relegation-threatened Deportivo to two wins in their last two La Liga matches

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