Barcelona wanted to sell Pep Guardiola for being a ‘lanky beanpole who couldn’t defend’
Barcelona wanted to sell Pep Guardiola as they considered him to be a ‘lanky beanpole who couldn’t defend’, according to Dutch legend Johan Cruyff.
The Manchester City manager joined Barca’s La Masia academy at the age of 13 and ended up spending 11 seasons in the first team, making over 250 senior appearances.
The 45-year-old won six La Liga titles with Barcelona as a player before he returned as manager to guide the club through one of the greatest periods in their history.
But according to Cruyff’s new book – My Turn: The Autobiography – which has been serialised by The Times, Barca were... read more
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