Kluivert, new director of the Barça youth academy


OFFICIAL: Kluivert is the new director of FC Barcelona youth academy

Published:25/07/2019 - 15:29h

Updated:25/07/2019 - 15:50h

Patrick Kluivert is officially the new director of FC Barcelona youth academy. The former Dutch striker returns to Barcelona after many years to handle the youth team. He signs until June 2021

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The FC Barcelona is right now in a period of changes and this same Thursday has announced officially the nomination of Patrick Kluivert like new director of the quarry blaugrana. After the announcement of Víctor Valdés, that has returned to the club to train to the Juvenile To, the ex international Dutch also will go back to the group barcelonista to commission of the Masia of another way.

The ex forward of the FC Barcelona and of the Ajax has signed by two seasons and his agreement finishes in June of 2021. The Dutch arrives to the Barça beside several collaborators of his strict confidence. Xavi Rock is the first of them. It is an ex canterano culé that did not triumph in Spain and left to play to New Zealand. Already it has worked in the sportive direction of the Sabadell and of the AEK Larnaca and will be important for Kluivert.

The Masia is not working as it would have to and Bartomeu has decided to give him a twist with the ex of the Ajax. Pep Safe, that until the moment was the director of the quarry, will leave próximamente and will leave the charge. Beside Safe, also will leave José María Bakero and Guillermo Love, that formed part of his team and that will not follow with the arrival of Kluivert. Love will leave his work in the Masia, but will remain like director of Institutional Relations.

The ex tip of the Barça already has said his first words like director of the quarry. The Dutch is very happy with this nomination and has many win to begin to work. "I am very happy for going back home and with many win to initiate this new stage in which we face the challenge to go on doing of the football of the Barça one of the best of the world", explained.

First experience of Kluivert

The arrival of the Dutch can result something odd, since it does not have any experience in a charge of this style. It will be the first time that Kluivert can exert the functions of director of quarry and the Masia could suffer changes with him. Before this work, the Dutch was director of football of Paris Saint-Germain during the campaign 2016-2017.

The ex international 'orange' also has been trainer since it withdrew and directed to the juvenile of the Ajax. His character, his experience and his condition of canterano 'ajacied' and ex Barcelona, with all what this supposes, could do him a perfect man for the charge. It will be necessary to see if the bet of Josep Maria Bartomeu works and Kluivert finish triumphing at most agent of the quarry barcelonista.

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