As a player, Jordi Cruyff hardly managed to live up to his name seeing as he was the son of one of the greatest ever footballers and football men, Johan Cruyff. However, as a technical director, he could still carve his own path into the echelons of footballing history, and what better place to do so than at Old Trafford.
A lot of discussion as to whom should become Man United’s new technical/sporting director. The way I see it, there is one man who seems like the absolute perfect fit. That is Jordi Cruyff. And here are some of the reasons why pic.twitter.com/4KaF77pVjp
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) June 6, 2019
Cruyff turned out for the Red Devils as a player in the late ’90s and was rather close with the now Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 45-year-old ex-defensive midfielder has ventured into management and directing footballing clubs since his retirement but hasn’t been at the same calibre clubs that he was as a player, although that could be set to change.
Currently managing in China with Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, the chances are the Dutchman is being very handsomely paid, but that hasn’t stopped a number of Red Devils from personally picking him out as the man who they want to see come in to ease the burden on Ed Woodward and Solskjaer.
It would make sense to bring him in as an ex-player, but also as he knows how to do the role and wouldn’t be fazed by the idea of stepping into the unknown at a club the size of United.
You can read the Red Devils’ calls for Cruyff here:
Love this idea, sadly i feel its way to logical to come true..
— Chris (@cmyoe79) June 6, 2019
This makes so much sense. Get someone who is not been quoted in the media + a low profile professional who can get things done. But sadly sense and United board can’t be mentioned in the same breath.
— Azee (@Awaez7) 6 June 2019
He has a bit of the DNA as well.. but not sure what he’s been onto since quitting active football.. can you help there?
— olukay (@_olukay) 6 June 2019
Spot on. Don’t know why his name hasn’t been mentioned.
— Huw Griffith (@griffunited) 6 June 2019
Love the logic.
— Kanchana Reynolds (@kanchierey) 6 June 2019
very well thought out makes perfect sense, so I doubt the board will do it
— UnitedForever (@UnitedForever71) 6 June 2019
Makes a whole lotta sense just a pity it aint gna happen..
— Cheslyn (@KingCh3bo) 6 June 2019