Former France midfielder Makelele named Monaco technical director

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Paris, Jan 8 (IANS) French first division football league side Monaco has announced that former France midfielder Claude Makelele has been named the new technical director of the team.

Makelele, a former Chelsea and Real Madrid star, has been the coach of Bastia before he was sacked in 2014, reports Xinhua.

The 42-year-old former French international had previously been an assistant coach at Paris Saint-Germain after retiring as a player at the capital club in May 2011.

Monaco said on Thursday that Makelele’s role “will be to assist the vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, in all sporting matters”.

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