Kluivert named PSG director of football

Former Holland international Patrick Kluivert has been appointed director of football at Paris St Germain, the French champions have announced.

The arrival of the 40-year-old follows the appointment of Unai Emery as head coach, replacing Laurent Blanc last month.

PSG say Kluivert will “play an active role in the national and international development of the club” and “defining the club’s long-term sporting strategy.”

Kluivert said in a statement: “I am extremely honoured to join such a great club as Paris St Germain and to take on the role of director of football.

“I will conduct my mission with great ambition and rigor. We are all in Paris to reach the very high objectives set by the club and meet the expectations of the players and supporters alike.”

In his playing career Kluivert had spells with Ajax and Barcelona and scored 40 goals in 79 appearances for his country.

Kluivert was appointed coach of the Ajax under-19 squad in May this year but opted to leave the role once the extent of PSG’s interest became clear.

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