The main trainer of football club “Manchester city”, which is one of the most successful coaches of our time, said that Johan Cruyff, who died in March from lung cancer, was the best around.

“I wouldn’t be able to do what was possible Kaifu. You can often hear from different people: “Oh, what a PEP is a good coach.” Forget. Cruyff was the best. By a wide margin. To create something new is difficult.

That’s why I often visited Johan when he coached Barcelona. I tried to follow his path in the first year, when we won everything.

Cruyff is the most influential figure in the history of football. He cheated on not one, but two: and as a player and as a coach. Another such person is not found. When Ajax won the European Cup, the team was coached by Rinus Michels, but the main thing was Cruyff.

When he led Barcelona, it was a great club, but had no special football culture. We had an Argentinean coach, and we played in the Argentine style, then we headed German, and we started to play in German. But then came Johan and said, “We play. Seven children played in training in the same style as the main team. He created something from nothing,” Guardiola was quoted by The Guardian.

Guardiola as a player made his debut in the “Barcelona” in 1990, when the team was led by Cruyff. When Kreipe Barcelona first won the European Cup (now Champions League) and won four consecutive Spanish League, which remains a club record, reports Eurosport.



Guardiola: “Cruyff is the most influential figure in the history of football” 08.10.2016

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