Patrick Kluivert out as Paris Saint-Germain director of football

Patrick Kluivert has left Paris Saint-Germain after less than a year as director of football, the French club have announced.

Kluivert took up the post on July 14, 2016 but PSG announced on Friday they had mutually agreed a deal to end the former Netherlands striker's contract.

A club statement read: "By mutual agreement, Paris St Germain and Patrick Kluivert have taken the decision to end, effective as of Friday June 9, the contract that bound them.

"As part of the restructuring of the club's sporting sector, the two parties ended their collaboration on Wednesday.

"The club would like to thank Patrick Kluivert for the great professionalism he always showed and wishes him all the best for the challenges he chooses to take on in the years to come.

PSG saw their four-year reign as French champions come to an end in the recently-completed season as they finished runners-up to Monaco.

However, they did win both domestic cup competitions as well as the Trophee des Champions.