Seedorf and Kluivert take charge of Cameroon

New Cameroon coach Clarence Seedorf Source: AAP

Clarence Seedorf has been appointed the new coach of Cameroon, with fellow former Netherlands international Patrick Kluivert named his assistant.

The duo will take over the Africa Cup of Nations champions, who missed out on qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, with their first game against Comoros next month.

Seedorf, a four-time winner of the UEFA Champions League during a distinguished playing career, has thus far struggled to make an impact as a coach.

The 42-year-old lasted just four months in his first post at one of his former clubs AC Milan, while he also failed to see out six months in short spells at China League One team Shenzhen and LaLiga side Deportivo La Coruna.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, who replaced Seedorf at Shenzhen in December 2016, had been linked with taking over the Cameroon job but the former Ajax and Real Madrid player got the nod instead.

"The moment has come for me to give Africa, continent of my ancestors, what I owe him," Seedorf said in a statement.

Source Omnisport