Barcelona stars ‘would like to see club legend Patrick Kluivert replace the doomed Quique Setien as their new manager’ after handing over the LaLiga title to arch rivals Real Madrid
- Barcelona players want club legend Patrick Kluivert to become their new manager
- The club’s current head coach, Quique Setien, is under increasing pressure
- Kluivert scored 122 goals in 256 games for Barcelona and is club director
- The academy director helped the Netherlands in third place at the 2014 World Cup
The Barcelona dressing room wants to be their new manager, according to former player Patrick Kluivert Mundo Deportivo.
The club’s current head coach, Quique Setien, is under increasing pressure and has transferred the LaLiga title to arch-rivals Real Madrid.
Kluivert, who scored 122 goals in 256 games for Barcelona as a player, is currently their academy director.
The Barcelona dressing room wants former player Patrick Kluivert as their new manager
After the former Dutch international had hung his boots, he became an assistant coach at AZ Alkmaar and NEC Nijmegen.
He then advanced to the national coach of the reserve side of FC Twente and won the reserve league.
Kluivert then became Louis van Gaal’s assistant manager for the Dutch national team and helped them finish third at the 2014 World Cup.
From there, he became the head coach of the Curaçao national team before taking over the under-19 side of Ajax where he coached his son Justin.
The club’s current head coach, Quique Setien, is under increasing pressure from Barcelona
He then became Paris Saint-Germain’s football director, leaving them shortly before Neymar signed for the Ligue 1 giants for £ 200 million.
He has been director of the Barcelona Academy since July 2019 and the Barcelona dressing room is very grateful to him.
The Barcelona players believe he understands the model of the club and believe he can give the team what Messi demands: intensity and character.
Kluivert is said to have helped talented youngster Ansu Fati integrate into the first team.
Barcelona players believe Kluivert understands the club according to Mundo Deportivo