Seedorf is without a doubt one of the best players to grace the pitch for both club and country, but his coaching has not been as smooth as his playing career.
Between 2014 and 2019 the former Ajax, AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder has been employed five times at Milan (2014), Shenzhen (2016), Deportivo La Coruna (2018) and Cameroon (2018-2019), and at all those five times he was sacked
“Our exit from the Africa Cup of Nations in the last 16 confirmed the Coach’s inability to build a winning team,” Cameroon Sports Minister, Narcisse Mouelle Kombi told CRTV after ordering the federation to notify Seedorf of the development.
“The question of keeping Seedorf at the helm of our national team is there for all to see. I don’t believe, based on all the circumstances that have been created, we will find an answer in terms of his renewal.
“Him staying seems problematic to me. I asked the President of the FA to notify him in accordance with the provisions of his contract.
According to Cameroonian online publication www.kick442.com, Seedorf’s behaviour towards his superiors and subordinates was unpleasant as he created a hostile environment to work in.
“Seedorf never listens to anyone and never respects anyone, from the time he came to Cameroon, his behaviour towards everyone wasn’t professional at all.”
“Seedorf was the first federation employee in history to directly call the minister of sports and change the appointment he had with the ministers,”
It’s also believed Seedorf had the biggest backroom staff at the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations all being paid by the government.
“Majority of them were foreigners yet we had people in Cameroon who would do some of these jobs that the foreigners were doing,” the source added.
Cameroon were knocked out of the Nations Cup at the Round of 16 by Nigeria 3-2 at Alexandria Stadium having won once and drawn twice in the group stage.
“Our national team played in an inefficient, monotonous and predictable way. There was no real leader in the squad. He has shown great difficulty in managing the squad and imposing order and discipline. He’s not fit for this job,” the minister added.
The website also later learnt that Seerdorf never recommended former Ajax teammate Patrick Kluivert as his assistant, the duo was handpicked by Cameroon legend Samuel Etoo to coach the national.