After being comprehensively thumped 5-0 away to Real Sociedad on Friday night, Deportivo La Coruna officials decided to sack
Overall the whole campaign has been a season of struggle as Deportivo find themselves languishing 18th in La Liga, without a victory in their last six league games, losing four. The defeat to La Real by such a margin ultimately proved the straw that broke the camel's back and swift retribution was taken as relegation is a real threat for the blue and whites.
Clarence Seedorf is set to become Deportivo La Coruna's new manager. (SOURCE: Marca) pic.twitter.com/znnFs9WSHH— Premier League News (@BarclaysLeague) February 5, 2018
It is understood that Seedorf was not the club's primary target. Initially, they turned to Uruguayan veteran Martin Lasarte, a former defender at Estadio Riazor, although he rejected their offer.
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The former Real Madrid player, who spent four months in charge of AC Milan in 2014 before a spell with Shenzhen FC, is expected to be confirmed as coach on Monday.
Incredibly, he will become Deportivo's seventh coach in the last four seasons.