Jordi Cruyff moves to Chinese Super League

Jordi Cruyff, son of Barcelona legend Johan, has been appointed manager at Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan.

The Dutchman – who briefly played with Barcelona and Manchester United – had left his role as Maccabi Tel Aviv boss, having previously been sporting director at the Israeli club and AEK Larnaca.

The 44-year-old has been linked with a return to the Camp Nou with current sporting director Robert Fernandez out-of-contract this summer, with Eric Abidal eventually assuming the role.

“I have ruled out the possibility of moving to Barcelona,” Cruyff told an interview with Marca back in May.

“It is not the right fit for me at the moment, but last year I turned down the opportunity to join to instead coach Maccabi.

“Of course this approach was greatly appreciated and there is the issue of my father’s legacy, but for personal and professional reasons I cannot commit.

“Now I am assessing my options, I have interest from a few leagues but I will not rush into a decision.”

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