Former Netherland internationals Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert have been selected to lead Cameroon coaching staff, state television CRTV announced late Saturday.
A shortlist of candidates for the vacant position was being vetted by the country’s football body FECAFOOT, with former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson reported to be in pole position to snaffle the job.
However, at a press earlier in the day, Cameroon’s minister of sports Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt revealed that the choice of Eriksson had been dropped and that it was likely going to the duo Seedorf and Kluivert.
The former Ajax Amsterdam stars have no African football experience and have never coached any national team.
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Seedorf’s stints as coach with AC Milan, Shenzhen and Deportivo La Coruna were largely unsuccessful, while Kluivert briefly worked with PSG in France as technical adviser.
Cameroon are reigning African champions, a title they will be defending at home next year when the Central African nation will host the biennial tournament.