Former Manchester United player and son of legendary playmaker Johan Cruyff, Jordi Cruyff, has claimed that his father would have been a fan of Manchester City if he was alive now. The 3-time Champions League winner passed away in March at the age of 68 after losing his final battle to cancer.
At the book launch of the Dutch legend's autobiography 'Johan Cruyff: My Turn', Jordi, who spent four years at Old Trafford, said that his father would have been a fan of the style of football that Pep Guardiola has currently deployed at the Etihad.
"If he can still watch football
Guardiola paid homage to his former boss stating that he would not have been as successful as he was, had he not played under the legendary Dutchman.
"I was a lucky guy, I coached City,
"I thought I knew about football but when I met him, a whole new world opened in front of me.
"He taught us - not only
The former Barcelona manager, who is widely regarded as one of the best managers in the game currently, met Cruyff at Barcelona when he was just 16. Guardiola also praised his former boss's knowledge of the game many times saying that he made them aware of the many intricacies
"Football is the most complicated game, it's very open and you have to take a lot of decisions. His impact on people was enormous. He wasn't sitting during training sessions, he was playing with us, but better than us. He would not tell us how to do things, he would do them. Every single training session was a masterclass.
"He was the most courageous manager I ever met. He believed in the '
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