Jordi Cruyff reveals why he left Barcelona

Jordi Cruyff explains reason behind Barcelona departure.

The Dutchman came to Camp Nou in the summer of 2021 to aid president Joan Laporta and took the role of sporting director.

But he has now departed the club after just two years and will be replaced by ex-Barcelona star Deco.

Jordi Cruyff explains he enjoyed his short spell at Barcelona and wants to return to management in the near future.

“Barcelona called me when the club was in a very difficult situation,” he told The Athletic. “I was always going to answer that call, there is a special feeling for this club.

“But I’d been coaching and enjoying being a coach for five years before Barcelona. I was in China, then I took the Ecuador job. Then I went back to China. Everything was fine but I decided to answer Barcelona’s call and did that for two years.

“Now, I want to return to being a coach, which is where I was before Barcelona. Barcelona offered me a longer deal last year, but I chose a shorter one because I felt I would go back to being a coach.”

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