AC Milan legend and forner Dutch international midfielder Clarence Seedorf has been unveiled as the new coach of Cameroon and will be assisted by former teammate and compatriot Patrick Kluivert, according to local reports.
The duo’s appointment was announced by Cameroon’s Minister of Sport and Physical Education, Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mkpatt, at a news conference on Saturday and comes after talks with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson failed to reach an agreement.
Seedorf takes over from the Belgian Hugo Broos, who led the side to a surprise victory at the 2017 African Nations Cup finals but was axed in November after failing to win a place at the World Cup in Russia.
Alexandre Belinga had been acting as caretaker coach since.
Cameroon will defend their Nations Cup title on home soil in June next year, a first major finals test for the new management team.
Seedorf, 42, will take on his first national team job having had limited experience in coaching following brief spells with AC Milan, Chinese side Shenzhen and Deportivo La Coruna.