Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has said that he will not be joining Liverpool in the summer as the director of football. Speculation has been growing that Liverpool will be looking towards the former Barcelona legend in order to replace Damien Comolli, who has just been sacked as the director of football at Liverpool.
It was announced on the official website of Liverpool that sporting director Damien Comolli had left the club on mutual consent. Hence, the Frenchman has paid the price for a poor season by Liverpool, in which he made the majority of the signings.
Johan Cruyff is currently out of work having left the board of directors role at Ajax, which means that he is available to take over at a different club. Liverpool are now looking at the possibility of making Johan Cruyff their director of football. The Dutchman is widely regarded to be the reason for the philosophy behind Barcelona’s attacking stellar football, while he has also been a major influence over the way Ajax have played in the last two decades. However, the former Ajax and Barcelona superstar has now rejected claims that he could be on his way to Liverpool in the summer.
“I see my name is being mentioned in connection with Liverpool. I don’t know where that has come from because I have not heard anything from them. There has been no contact whatsoever. If you just read speculation like this, without any substance to it, there is no point taking it seriously. It is just talk,” Johan Cruyff said on his personal column on the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has come under enormous pressure this season for failing to get the results from a team, on which the club has spent more than £ 100 million in the summer.