Athletistic / Football. Former French midfielder Claude Makelele has announced his departure from Chelsea. At the London club, since 2019, he served as the Academy’s technical mentor, and also worked with loaned players.

“After four successful years, Chelsea and I have decided to part ways. It is time for me to look for a new challenge. Now I would like to thank the fans of the London club for their love. Blue will always be the color of my heart “, wrote Makelele on his social media page.

During his football career, Claude Makelele played for Chelsea from 2003 to 2008. He played 217 matches for the London club, scoring two goals and providing six assists. Makelele also managed to play for PSG, Real Madrid, Celta, Olympique Marseille, Nantes and Brest.

In 2011, Makelele ended his playing career and immediately began coaching. The Frenchman was assistant to PSG head coach Carlo Ancelloti, and also managed Bastia and Belgian side Eupen.