AS: Kluivert's arrival leaves Segura's future up in the air
- The Dutchman will take over as La Masia director 'in a matter of hours'.
- Xavi Roca will be working with Kluivert, coordinators will be selected to supervise various age groups.
- The director of Institutional Relations, Guillermo Amor, and serving La Masia director, Jose Bakero, will resign.
- Segura's future is also under question: he might either focus on the first team or resign.
Patrick Kluivert will return to the club, this time as Barca's new official, taking over the legendary La Masia academy. And, according to Madrid daily AS as well as several local sources, his arrival is a 'matter of hours'.
The Dutchman is expected to become the director of La Masia, accompanied by Xavi Roca - another ex-Blaugrana - as his vice. Three coordinators will be selected to supervise various groups of La Masia.
These appointments will reportedly also be followed by the departure of the director of Institutional Relations, Guillermo Amor, and serving La Masia director, Jose Bakero.
There is also a question mark over the future of Pep Segura, the present football area manager at FC Barcelona. He will either leave his responsibilities at La Masia focusing exclusively on the first team or resign altogether in the next few days due to a lack of confidence from the other board members. This was also underlined after Barca's unexpected defeat at Anfield in the Champions League semifinals last season.
Kluivert has spent the last few months working as Clarence Seedorf's assistant at the Cameroonian national team. From 2016 to 2017 he was the director of football at Paris Saint-Germain. As a player, he 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.