Kluivert back working after Cameroon Sack, accepts Barca’s La Masia job

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02 July 2019, Egypt, Ismailia: Cameroon's assistant coach Patrick Kluivert reacts after the final whistle of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group F soccer match between Benin and Cameroon at the Imailia Stadium. Photo: Gehad Hamdy/dpa (Photo by Gehad Hamdy/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Just over a week after getting the sack by the FECAFOOT, alongside Clarence Seedorf as Coaches of the Indomitable Lions, Dutchman Patrick Kluivert has been appointed Head of La Masia.

Kluivert was assistant coach of the Cameroon team to the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, but the team was dumped out in the round of 16 by Nigeria.

 

Days later the Cameroon FA announced it had parted ways with the Head Coach and his staff.

 

But, Kluivert didn’t have to wait for long before he returned to the job, and this time at his former club side in Spain.

 

The club made the announcement on their website and also revealed the former Striker signed a two-year deal.

 

And Kluivert is both excited by the new challenge and looking forward to use experience gleaned from the Ajax academy, where he came through as a youngster and worked in 2016.

 

‘I am very happy to be back home and looking forward to this new era, with the challenge of keeping Barça among the top teams in the world’ he said after putting pen to paper.

 

‘I grew up at the Ajax academy, which is very similar to La Masía, and I think I can do a lot for the development of young Barca players.’

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