Barcelona hires Jordi Cruyff in sporting director role.
Jordi Cruyff, the son of Barca icon Johan Cruyff has been the head coach of Chinese Super League side Shenzhen FC since last August.
He is now returning to Camp Nou in an advisor role later this summer.
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A club statement read: “FC Barcelona announces that Jordi Cruyff will join the football area of the club and form part of the new organisational structure as of August 1.
“Jordi Cruyff, who was a player in Barça’s youth teams and in the Barça first team from 1993 to 1996, returns in a strategic role.
“His arrival has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the Chinese team, Shenzhen FC, whom he joined as coach in 2020, the Kaisa group and the president of the Chinese team, Kwok Ying Shing.
“All played a decisive role in facilitating his departure to FC Barcelona, despite still having a contract in force, and we will therefore be happy to seek future possibilities of collaboration.”