Jordi Cruyff will coach Chinese Shenzhen

Jordi Cruyff go back to Chinese Super League. The former player of the FC Barcelona will train the Shenzhen FC, who has valued his good work at the head of the Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, a club with which he ended his relationship in December 2019. “I am excited to return to Chinese football with an ambitious project,” said the son of the legendary Johan cruyff when confirming his new professional adventure, which also comes after a very short-lived stint in the Ecuadorian team, since he did not even manage a single training session.

The Italian Roberto Donadoni He was the former Shenzhen manager and Jordi Cruyff will take over his new club for the remainder of the season and the next. Jordi Cruyff emphasized the growth of the Chinese championship by assessing his return. “The Chinese Super League is in constant evolution, as I had the opportunity to live in my previous stage in this championship, and I am very grateful to Shenzhen FC for having trusted me and my coaching staff to help them in their goal of continuing to grow”, commented.

The Spanish-Dutch coach signed two successful seasons at the helm of Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, between August 2018 and December 2019, which he saved in a tournament in which other more powerful teams have international stars. Chongqing became the great revelation of the championship last season and completed the best first round in club history.

The longest professional period completed by Jordi Cruyff in his career after hanging up his boots was in the Maccabi from Tel Aviv, in which he spent six years between the sports management and the bench. In Israel, Jordi Cruyff won three Leagues, one Cup and two League Cups. Jordi Cruyff, due to his Barcelona pedigree, has also periodically sounded like a possible candidate for the technical secretariat of the club where he played and where his father made history as a footballer and coach.