FC Barcelona have announced Jordi Cruyff as their new sporting director.
Newsbreak.ng reports that the 48-year-old, who stepped out of the famed La Masia youth system to make his senior bow for the Blaugrana as a player, has been back in Catalunya since taking on an advisor role in 2021.
Cruyff – whose father (Johan) spent five years with Barca as a player and eight more as manager – has become steadily more involved in first-team affairs since then and is now filling a directorial post.
The La Liga giants have said in a recent statement on the club’s official website: “Barcelona have announced Jordi Cruyff as their new sporting director, with the son of club legend Johan officially signing a contract at Camp Nou.
“Jordi Cruyff has signed his contract as FC Barcelona’s new sporting director of football. He has already been serving in the role since July 1.
“An FC Barcelona player from 1993 to 1996, he returned to the club last season as director of the international area of the football section and played a key role in the two most recent transfer windows as a member of the Sporting Commission.”