Dutch Legends Seedorf, Kluivert Named Cameroon Coaches

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Clarence Seedorf has been appointed head coach of the Cameroon national team, with his former Netherlands teammate Patrick Kluivert as his assistant.

Cameroonian Minister of Sports Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt announced on Saturday that the two former AC Milan players have been appointed to take over from Belgian Hugo Broos, who left last year after the Indomitable Lions failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Seedorf, 42, has had little success as a coach, failing to last six months in any of his previous roles with Milan, Chinese side Shenzhen and Deportivo La Coruna, who were relegated from La Liga last season.

He won four Champions League titles as a player, and remains the only one to win the prestigious competition with three different clubs following successes at Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan.

Ex-Barcelona striker Kluivert has had plenty of experience as an assistant coach in his home country, including with the Dutch national side, and spent a year as the Paris Saint-Germain director of football.

Five-time African champions Cameroon will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations next June, where they will be the defending champions after lifting their fifth title in Gabon last year.

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