Patrick Kluivert named Paris-Saint Germain director of football

during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between Netherlands and Costa Rica at Arena Fonte Nova on July 5, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.
Image: Patrick Kluivert named director of football at Paris Saint-Germain

Former Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert has been appointed director of football at Paris Saint-Germain, the Ligue 1 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 Saint-Germain and to take on the role of director of football.

"I will conduct my mission with great ambition and rigour. 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."

Paris Saint-Germain's new coach Unai Emery
Image: Kluivert has been tasked with working alongside newly-appointed PSG boss Unai Emery

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

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Kluivert was appointed coach of the Ajax U19 squad in May this year but opted to leave the role once the extent of PSG's interest became clear.

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