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Football: Former Chelsea star Makelele to manage Bastia

Paris Saint-Germain assistant boss Claude Makelele is to become the new manager of Bastia, a source at the Corsican side revealed on Thursday.

BASTIA: Paris Saint-Germain assistant boss Claude Makelele is to become the new manager of Bastia, a source at the Corsican side revealed on Thursday.

This will be the 41-year-old former Chelsea, Real Madrid and PSG midfielder's first full managerial role.

He is set to sign a two-year deal with Bastia where he succeeds Frederic Hantz, who in a four-year spell gained Bastia promotion to Ligue 1 with a 10th place finish last term.

Makelele has acted as PSG's assistant manager since 2011 after his retiremnent from the pitch where he won the Champions League with Real in 2002, and the Premier League title with Chelsea in 2005 and 2006.

He has also won league titles in France with Nantes in 1995 and twice in Spain with Real in 2001 and 2003.

He played 71 times for France, and was part of Raymond Domenech's side that were beaten on penalties by Italy in the final of the 2006 World Cup.

Makelele is expected in Corsica at the end of this week to be presented to fans and the media.

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