Sport Clarence Seedorf (centre) is mobbed as he arrives at Linate Airport in Milan

The club's former midfielder has retired from playing in order to take up the role

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Over the years any number of things have helped the billionaire mogul and three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi avoid serious convictions. The statute of limitations, the glacial speed of Italian justice and Mr Berlusconi’s own self-serving law changes are obvious examples.

Silvio Berlusconi’s decision to purchase Mario Balotelli for Milan could buy him two percentage points in the opinion polls

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Striker joined from Manchester City in £19m deal

Milan’s Kevin-Prince Boateng (left) and Kevin Constant wear anti-racism shirts before their game against Siena yesterday

Italian politician among those questioned over Kevin-Prince Boateng abuse

AC Milan midfielder walked off following abuse

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Former Tottenham and Portsmouth player was abused during friendly

Who says 18 months-old is too young to vote?

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The Internazionale president, Massimo Moratti, signalled defeat in his club’s bid to sign Tevez

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AC Milan will make a final decision regarding the signing of Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez tomorrow, according to club vice-president Adriano Galliani.

Former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni arrested in new betting probe

Former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni and 16 other people have been arrested in another match-fixing probe in Italy.

Serie A postponed over dispute

The start of the Serie A season will be delayed after the Italian Players' Union announced their members will strike this weekend.

Milanese chicken with spinach

Gino D'Acampo makes Pollo alla Milanese con Spinaci.

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Berlusconi has surgery to fix jaw

Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi underwent four hours of facial surgery yesterday to repair damage he suffered when a man hurled a statuette at him in 2009.

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