Claude Makelele

Where is Claude Makelele now?

French legend Claude Makelele, with his massive haul of medals finally retired at the end of the 2010-11 season whilst back in France with Paris St Germain.

During his illustrious career he was capped 71 times by France and domestically won league titles in three different countries as well as the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid.

He also won a World Cup runners-up medal in 2006 when the France national side lost to Italy in the final.

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After a year out of the game, Makelele got his first coaching role when he joined Paris St Germain as assistant coach to his former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti.

In their first season together at PSG they won the Ligue One title which ended a 19 year wait for the Paris side.

Following his successful spell as part of the PSG coaching staff, Makelele was appointed as head coach of French side Bastia in May 2014.

Unfortunately he was sacked after six months at the club following a terrible start to the season where his side only won two out of 12 games.

Makelele was back in football in January 2016 when he made a return to Ligue 1 as the new technical director of Monaco. His role was to work alongside the vice-president on the sporting side of the club.

He was in the position for just under a year before leaving to join up with his former Chelsea coach Paul Clement at Swansea City as his assistant manager in January 2017.

He had previously worked with Clement at Paris St Germain when they both worked under Carlo Ancelotti.

In November 2017, Makelele left his position at Swansea to join Belgian top-tier side KAS Eupen as their new head coach.

He stepped down from the role in June 2019 but remained at the club in an ambassadorial role.

However, he left the club completely just one month later when he made a move to join former team-mate Frank Lampard at Chelsea in his current role as technical mentor to their young players.

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Claude Makelele: Premier League Statistics

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