Dutch legend Clarence Seedorf resurrects his managerial career in China

He had a brief spell in charge of AC Milan

Clarence Seedorf, Milan

AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf, of the Netherlands, gestures during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Sassuolo at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Sunday, May 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Dutch great Clarence Seedorf has been announced as manager of Chinese club Shenzhen FC.

The ex-AC Milan, Real Madrid, Ajax and Netherlands midfielder previously managed Milan for half a season until his sacking in June 2014.

The four-time Champions League winner who became the first player to triumph in Europe's premier club competition three times in a row, had not managed since then.

He will now take charge of Shenzhen who are currently mid-table in China's second tier.

Chinese football has seen an influx of star names from abroad in recent months, including Jackson Martinez, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Gervinho and Ramires among the players currently plying their trade there.