Former Chelsea midfielder, Claude Makelele has been named as the new manager of Ligue 1 side Bastia.
The 41-year-old former French international, who had been serving as assistant to Laurent Blanc at Paris St Germain, has left the post after he was given a two-year deal at Bastia.
While announcing the appointment, the Ligue one club said on the club’s official website: “Sporting Club Bastia is pleased to announce that Claude Makelele will be the trainer for the next two seasons. “He will arrive in Bastia on Monday when he will sign his contract before being presented to the press the next day.”
Makelele began his coaching career when he joined Carlo Ancelotti’s staff at PSG following his retirement from active football in 2011.
The former Real Madrid midfielder stayed in the capital when the Italian left for Real Madrid but will now take on his first managerial job on Corsica.
Makelele won 71 France caps in a glittering playing career which saw him represent Celta Vigo, Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG.