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Clarence Seedorf is the favourite to become manager at shock English club

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There are very few careers like that of Clarence Seedorf.

Across 22-years in the 'beautiful game', Seedorf played for some of the world's greatest clubs and was revered as one of the finest midfielders of his generation.

The Dutchman remains the only player to win the Champions League with three different clubs - with Ajax in 1995, Real Madrid in 1998 and AC Milan in 2003 and 2007.

It's quite the record and that's not mentioning his performances for the Netherlands and spell with Inter Milan, either.

Seedorf has regularly frequented charity football matches since his retirement from playing and remains a thoroughly talented player, look no further than his hat-trick at the 2014 Soccer Aid event.

However, all that considered, his entrance into the world of management has been somewhat disappointing.

The 41-year-old was hurled straight into the deep end upon taking the reins at AC Milan and received a harsh lesson in coaching at the San Siro. Seedorf was dismissed after just 20 games in charge of the Rossoneri with nine losses to his name.

Then came a bizarre foray into Chinese football at the helm of Shenzhen. It took just five months and a doomed promotion charge for Sven-Goran Erikssen to be drafted in as his replacement.

Unfortunately, it seems Seedorf's downward spiral in management is set to continue - sorry League One fans.

According to the BBC, Seedorf has emerged as a candidate for the vacant Oldham Athletic job. He met the club chairman - Simon Corney - on Wednesday before being given a tour of Boundary Park.

The 41-year-old could prove a swift replacement for the Latics with John Sheridan departing by mutual consent on Monday after a poor start to the season. Oldham linger in the relegation zone alongside Plymouth, Gillingham and Northampton.

As far as bookmakers are concerned, Seedorf will face challenges from the likes of Alan Stubbs, Billy Davies and Darren Ferguson in the race for the Oldham job.

It's fair to say those three wouldn't quite do the media wonders that capturing Seedorf would. The Dutchman remains the favourite to be appointed.

Watch this space.

What other managers would you like to see in English football? Have your say in the comments section below.

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