Mundo Deportivo: Kluivert to be announced already this week
- His appointment could arrive in the coming days.
- The legendary Dutchman is set to take over as the La Masia chief.
- Previously, Barca have parted ways with Jordi Mestre and Guillermo Amor while Pep Segura is said to be next in line.
According to Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants could announce the appointment of ex-Blaugrana player Patrick Kluivert as La Masia new president already this week. Allegedly, he is set to accept Barca's offer.
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.
Kluivert's potential appointment is another part of the quite clear revolution within the Blaugrana boardroom. Earlier this summer, Barca have already ended their association with Jordi Mestre and Guillermo Amor. Pep Segura's highly expected resignation is said to be pending the final acception as well.
Meanwhile, Barca's current sporting director Eric Abidal is alleged to be the next candidate to replace Segura as the club's general manager. Legendary goalkeeper Victor Valdes has already signed a one-year contract with the club as he has been appointed as the Juvenil A head coach.
As for Kluivert, he is now jobless. He worked as Clarence Seedorf's assistant at Cameroon national team but was fired together with the coaching staff following the African giants' disappointing elimination in Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16.
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.
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