AS Monaco is delighted to announce the appointment of Claude Makelele to the position of Technical Director. The former France international (71 caps) will be present at the training centre on a day to day basis, alongside Leonardo Jardim and the senior squad. His role will be to assist the Vice-President Vadim Vasilyev on all sporting matters at the club.
Claude Makelele will bring the club the benefit of his experience at some of the biggest names in football (Chelsea, Real Madrid, etc.), providing even stronger affirmation of AS Monaco’s long term ambitions.
Vadim Vasilyev, Vice-President of AS Monaco:
“It’s a source of great satisfaction to have someone of Claude Makalele’s qualities alongside me, with his complete profile, both through his career as an international player and as a coach. It was important to have a professional on a day to day basis, to act as a link between the team and the club management.
This new setup will enable AS Monaco to break new ground and will further our long term ambitions.”
Claude Makelele, Technical Director of AS Monaco:
”I’m delighted to be joining a big club in France and Europe. My meeting with Vadim Vasilyev was central to my decision to join AS Monaco and this long term project. This is a new stage in my career, and I firmly believe this new role of Technical Director is perfect for me, and will enable me to continue my progression. I’m very excited at the prospect of working with a coach of Leonardo Jardim’s quality and a promising group of players. AS Monaco aims to qualify for the Champions League every year, and I will be working hard to help the club achieve its objectives”.