AS Monaco have announced the surprise appointment of former PSG coach and SC Bastia manager Claude Makélélé as their new Technical Director.
Makélélé had the following to say upon the announcement of his appointment:
“I am very happy to join this important club in French football and in Europe. My meeting with Vadim Vasilyev was vital in my desire to join AS Monaco and this project based on the long-term. It is a new stage in my career and I am convinced that the new role of Technical Director fits me perfectly and will enable me to continue to progress. I am excited about the idea of working with a manager of such quality as Leonardo Jardim and with a promising squad. Monaco are looking to qualify for the Champions’ League every year and I will work hard to help them achieve their aims.”