Jordi Cruyff, the sporting director of FC Barcelona, will be leaving his post this summer. This news came an official announcement from the club. Cruyff, who returned to his boyhood club in 2021 during Joan Laporta’s second term as president, has decided not to extend his contract beyond its expiration date on June 30.
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In a statement released by Barcelona FC, this decision was announced. Cruyff informed Laporta of his decision on Tuesday morning, expressing his desire to pursue new projects. The 49-year-old’s departure follows closely after the announcement of director of football Mateu Alemany’s intention to join Aston Villa.
Cruyff’s exit from Barcelona comes at a time of significant changes within the club’s management structure. Speculation have been rife that former Barcelona player Deco is being considered as a potential successor to Cruyff. The upcoming months seem that of change. New blood seems to be entering Barcelona both on and off field.
Both Cruyff and Alemany depart the Catalan club on a positive note. FC Barcelona recently secured the La Liga title under the leadership of manager Xavi Hernández. Marking their first league triumph since the 2018/19 season.
As Barcelona prepares for the next chapter in its history, the departure of Jordi Cruyff as sporting director represents a shift in the club’s leadership and the beginning of a summer of transformations at Camp Nou. With Joan Laporta recently Announcing his ambitions of resigning Lionel Messi, it would be interesting to see what Deco could bring to the table.
One thing is for sure FC Barcelona are right in the centre of change. Can they turn their tides and go back to their UCL winning ways? A younger squad and reliable defence. Can Messi get his 5th UCL with Barcelona? These are some interesting questions which will be in the minds of Barcelona fans looking onto next season.