Jordi Cruyff has been named the new head coach of Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv.

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The son of Dutch football legend Johan Cruyff was the technical director of Maccabi Tel Aviv but has now stepped into the role of head coach.

The appointment comes as a surprise with Cruyff turning down the chance to join Barcelona as a technical director in order to take up his first job in management.

The 43-year-old said on his appointment, “I’m very happy that I’m the new coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv. I start my sixth year at the club and knows exactly what to expect the owners and fans. I will do everything to meet those expectations. “

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