After leaving Indian Super League club Mumbai City in 2015, former Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City forward Nicolas Anelka has returned to football as a consultant for a Dutch club side.
Anelka, 37, who was known for his superb display while playing active football in the Premier League has now joined struggling Eredivisie side Roda JC Kerkrade after being brought in by the club's new co-owner Aleksei Korotaev.
The club's technical director Ton Caanen confirmed on Wednesday, January 1, 2017 that the French man has joined the club.
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“When I met Nicolas in Dubai and I had conversations with him about football.
“I immediately had the idea that I not only had to deal with a former football player, but also someone who has a very interesting idea about football in general.
“We are proud that we can add someone of his caliber to our organisation. We will now discuss with Aleksei Korotaev how we are going to give precise details on his role,'' Caanen explained.
Anelka began his playing career at Paris Saint-Germain in 1995 before going on to play in England, Spain, Turkey, China, Italy and India.