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Cruyff set for Guadalajara role

February 24, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff is set to join struggling Mexican side Guadalajara as a consultant.

Johan Cruyff
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Cruyff, who is viewed as one of the world's greatest players and managers after spells with Ajax and Barcelona, recently quit the Ajax board over the proposed appointment of Louis van Gaal as CEO and has made the decision to head to 'Chivas' who are lying bottom of the Mexican Clausura championship.

"Consistent with our constant search for innovation and excellence, Chivas invite you to welcome one of the best players and coaches of world football, who is coming to join the club," a statement from Guadalajara said.

"With his arrival, we will continue to push the development of the club ... to make the Chivas the best team in the world."

Mexican businessman Jorge Vergara owns the club who have not won the league since 2006, despite holding a record 11 titles.

Guadalajara won the league phase of the Apertura, but were upset in the knockout stages and made a dreadful start to the Clausura last month with only two points from seven matches.