Patrick Kluivert after his appointment as new director of la Masia

BARÇA BETS ON LA MASIA

The true meaning of the signing of Patrick Kluivert for la Masia

Published:26/07/2019 - 09:33h

Updated:26/07/2019 - 09:33h

FC Barcelona announced this Thursday the return of Patrick Kluivert to the club as new director of la Masia, in a key movement for the youth academy. After the recent problems with the youngsters, the azulgranas bet in the house and in Ajax

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The FC Barcelona is put of full in the market of signings of the summer 2019, and this Thursday made an important change in the Masia. The Catalans announced that Patrick Kluivert becomes his new director, in a movement that pretends to confirm a blow of cool air after several years with problems in the inferior categories, the jewel of the crown of the project barcelonista.

The bet by the Dutch is not casual, and recovers the look to the house, to Johan Cruyff and to the Ajax. The own ex player did quotation to the legend of his country that changed the history of both clubs, but only does lacking to throw the sight backwards to certify that it knows well of what speaks. So much dressing of rojiblanco as of Barcelona, contributed an interesting granite of sand.

The one of Amsterdam breed in the quarry of the Dutch group, and his was the goal in the last Champions conquered. It was in 1995, in a group formed by a majority of footballers bred in the capital. Few years afterwards, in 1998, the forward gave the jump to the Camp Nou, where remained until 2004 to go in in the list of maximum scorers of the entity, specifically in the place 12 and with 123 so many.

His experience is very varied, but the greater confidence is his knowledge of an indisputable philosophy. Reciemente Has gone touching keys, and acted like second trainer of the NEC and of Holland before being seleccionador of Curaçao and assistant of Seedorf in Cameroon. Also it won him a league to the Ajax with the team Sub21 of the Twente, and between 2016 and 2017 exerted of sportive director of the PSG.

The curriculum is important, but now will be necessary to see if Kluivert possesses the necessary change for the Masia. His foundations have shivered by the doubts that brings the marked football by the money and the globalisation, and by the doubtful management of Pep Safe that still is still in the club and to the that many attribute some tastes futbolísticos something distinct to which estilan in the City Condal. The time, as it is usual, will dictate sentence.

Kluivert Goes back to the Barça convinced of his mission

In his first statements after signing his new agreement, Kluivert showed to know to what comes and confirmed that it is very motivated: "My main task will be salvaguardar the philosophy of Johan Cruyff. But it will not result me difficult because I have been in the Ajax and in the Barça and both clubs have almost the same style of game. I think that with the arrival of Frenkie of Jong the bows now are even more strong".

"I want to see to all the players to be able to form me my own opinion. Of course, the scouts and the trainers also will offer me information, but think that is important to have a global idea. At the end, I will help to decide if somebody remains the next season or no. I think that I can contribute a lot of things to the training of the young Barcelona players", valued.

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