Johan Cruyff

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Arteta and Ten Hag take inspiration from Cruyff in their full-back fluidity
Arsenal and Manchester United managers have boldly redeployed their defensive players in adapted roles

Jonathan Liew

21, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Marco van Basten: ‘It was a very big fall and a really dark time’
Marco van Basten tells Donald McRae how he played on until, aged 28, he could stand the pain from his damaged ankle no more. ‘I went from football’s highest level down to the lowest level of personal unhappiness’

Donald McRae

31, Oct, 2020 @10:30 PM

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Jordi Cruyff on Johan: the dad who became Barcelona’s spiritual father | Sid Lowe
Before the unveiling of a statue outside Camp Nou, Jordi Cruyff talks of how his famous father, Johan, shaped his life

Sid Lowe in Barcelona

27, Aug, 2019 @2:45 PM

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If you want to hold a grudge follow the example of Leigh Roose | Paul Doyle
Yaya Touré is no Johan Cruyff but they are mild compared to Leigh Roose who caused chaos for Celtic and against Stoke

Paul Doyle

31, Aug, 2018 @7:00 PM

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Johan Cruyff’s leftwing legacy lives on as rich are barred from renting childhood home
Footballer’s flat in Amsterdam available as social housing for low earners only despite calls to turn property into a museum

Daniel Boffey in Amsterdam

12, May, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Ronald Koeman looks to bring something old and something new to Netherlands
Past master was schooled by the Dutch greats but has turned to youth as he tries to return his country to football’s top table

Priya Ramesh

22, Mar, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Meet Jon Bakero: the MLS SuperDraft prospect with ties to Johan Cruyff
The son of longtime Spanish international José Mari Bakero is one of the most intriguing prospects heading into Friday’s MLS SuperDraft

Jeff Rueter

17, Jan, 2018 @10:30 AM

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What formation did Holland's Total Football side actually play?
Plus: father and son in the same team; all relegated teams being prompted; who are the highest-ranked team not to play at the new Wembley; and did Terry Venables invent the Christmas tree formation?

Guardian sport

13, Sep, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Joan Laporta: ‘Barcelona has been kidnapped. It’s hostage to lies and it’s sad’
The former Barcelona president on why the club’s board should resign, why he is certain Pep Guardiola will succeed at Manchester City and the day he feared he might be forced to sell Lionel Messi

Sid Lowe

16, Jun, 2017 @11:01 AM

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Ajax’s thrilling revival under Peter Bosz delivers on Johan Cruyff’s vision
The Ajax manager learned directly from the club’s greatest name and has built the type of young, creative side that Cruyff fought to introduce in 2011

David Winner

24, May, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Johan Cruyff remembered by Bob Wilson
The former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV pundit recalls the genius, humility and humour of his friend the great Dutch footballer

11, Dec, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Pep Guardiola: ‘I would not be here without Johan Cruyff. He was unique’
In a rare, exclusive interview, the Manchester City manager tells Donald McRae about his former coach and mentor, a man who taught him to always ‘want more and more’

Donald McRae

07, Oct, 2016 @11:57 AM

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