Jean-Alain Boumsong teams up with ex-NUFC striker after securing surprise international job

Five years after retiring as a player, former Newcastle United flop Jean-Alain Boumsong has now secured his first job in international football – being named as part of Clarence Seedorf’s coaching team with Cameroon.

Not only will he team up with ex-AC Milan legend Clarence Seedorf – who was appointed Cameroon manager last month – he will also be working alongside ex-NUFC striker Patrick Kluivert (Seedorf’s assistant).

The Cameroon-born French international joined Newcastle United from Rangers in 2005, with Graeme Souness signing the 6ft 3′ centre-back for £8m.

To say he struggled during his two years on Tyneside is an understatement, with the defender probably going down as one of our biggest flops in the 21st century.

That being said, he didn’t do too badly for himself after leaving the club, playing for Juventus and Lyon before hanging up his playing boots in 2013 following a spell in Greece with Panathinaikos.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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