Claude Makelele leaves AS Monaco by mutual agreement

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Claude Makelele has left his role as technical director at Monaco, the club says.

The former France star only took the job in January but Monaco, who slipped to a third-place finish in Ligue 1, announced the move on Monday.

“AS Monaco and Claude Makelele announced today the completion of their co-operation by mutual agreement,” a statement read.

“The club would like to thank the former French international for the work undertaken since his arrival. AS Monaco can only wish the best for Claude in his future endeavors.”

[COMMUNIQUÉ] L’AS Monaco et Claude Makelele annoncent la fin de leur collaboration d’un commun accord.

– AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) June 6, 2016

The Real Madrid, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder thanked the club for the opportunity.

“I thank the club and [vice president] Vadim Vasilyev for the confidence they placed in me by offering me the chance to join AS Monaco,” Makelele said. “Our destinies are separated but I wish AS Monaco the best for the future.”

Vasilyev added: “Claude is a professional and a man of great level. He brought his experience, particularly on structure of the academy.

“I’m sure he has a lot to give in football and he will always be welcome in Monaco. Neither the club nor he managed to find the ideal position within the sports structure. He was honest enough to open up to me about this and we decided together to end the collaboration on good terms. “


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