Sport: Barcelona consider appointing Blaugrana legend Kluivert as La Masia director
- The Dutchman has recently been let go from his Cameroon job where he assisted to Seedorf.
- Barca want a 'charismatic' person who has had experience at Barca for the job.
- Patrick perfectly suits the profile.
- Kluivert's son is currently training at La Masia.
According to Barcelona-based newspaper Diario Sport, the board is considering ex-Blaugrana player Patrick Kluivert for the La Masia director position. Reportedly, the Dutch legend is seen as a 'charismatic leader', the exact profile Barca are looking for.
Moreover, the ex-player already has ties with La Masia, as his son Shane is currently training with Barca's youth. Additionally, the club believes Patrick would significantly help Frenkie De Jong adapt in Catalonia.
Patrick is now jobless, as Cameroon fired Clarence Seedorf's staff following the national team's elimination in Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16. Kluivert was Seedorf's assistant.
Previously, the 43-year-old has worked as director of football at Paris Saint-Germain, youth coach at Ajax and Twente as well as an assistant coach at the Dutch national team, Brisbane Roar, AZ and others. Kluivert even worked as head coach at the Curacao national football team.
As a player, Patrick spent six seasons with Blaugrana and helped the team secure one La Liga title. In 257 games for the club, Kluivert scored a total of 122 goals before leaving for Premier League club Newcastle United.