Reports have emerged claiming that Real Madrid hero Claude Makelele has been named sports director of AS Monaco.
Former Real Madrid, Chelsea and France midfielder Makelele has been named the new Technical Director at AS Monaco, the principality club announced on Thursday evening.
The 42-year-old, who starred for France in their 2006 World Cup final defeat to Italy, had been out of the game since being sacked as coach of Bastia in November 2014.
Monaco said that Makelele’s role ‘will be to assist the vice-president, Vadim Vasilyev, in all sporting matters.’
Sources close to the club said Makelele has agreed ‘a long-term contract’