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Cruyff joins Mexico´s Chivas as advisor

Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff has agreed to join Mexican outfit Chivas Guadalajara in an advisory role.

The former Barcelona player and coach recently resigned as a member of Ajax’s supervisory board together with his fellow four commissioners after a dispute over the appointment of Louis van Gaal as the club’s new CEO.

Cruyff, 64, is expected to continue his work at Ajax in an unofficial advisory role, but Chivas owner Jorge Vergara has confirmed that the Dutchman will take on a similar role at the Mexican club.

“Consistent with our constant search for innovation and excellence, Chivas invite you to welcome one of the best players and coaches of world football, who is coming to join the club,” a club statement said.

“With his arrival, we will continue to push the development of the club … to make the Chivas the best team in the world.”

Chivas have failed to win in 13 matches, their latest result a 3-0 humbling by Velez Sarsfield in the Copa Libertadores.

Cruyff will be presented on February 25 at the Estadio Omnilife.

Fri 24 February, 2012
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