Patrick Kluivert is officially the new director of youth football with FC Barcelona.

Kluivert was linked with the position in the Spanish media last week and has now signed a two-year contract with his former club.

Kluivert told the Barcelona website, “I am very happy to be back home and looking forward to this new era, with the challenge of keeping Barça among the top teams in the world. I grew up at the Ajax academy, which is very similar to La Masía, and I think I can do a lot for the development of young Barça players.”

The 43-year-old spent six years as a striker with Barcelona, scoring 145 goals in 308 games. He was recently assistant manager of the Cameroon national team but was sacked along with head coach Clarence Seedorf.

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