Jordi Cruyff: why I sacked myself after eight wins and a draw from nine games


Maccabi Tel Aviv’s sporting director stepped in as manager in January with the team drifting and transformed their fortunes but says the influence of his late father, Johan, played a big part in his decision to move back upstairs

Should he stay or should he go? In the most unusual managerial change across European football, when it came to deciding the fate of a coach with an outstanding unbeaten record, Jordi Cruyff merely looked in the mirror and in effect fired himself. The Dutchman, steeped in football, laughs about it as he reflects on this uncommon experience.

Cruyff has been the sporting director of Maccabi Tel Aviv for four years. At the beginning of January, with the team low on confidence and results, he stepped in to take on the role of interim manager and the team were instantly lifted. Eight wins and a draw later, Jordi told himself enough was enough. “It was a tough conversation,” he says, jokingly.

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