In a shocking turn of events, Barcelona has confirmed that Jordi Cruyff will be departing the Spanish side at the end of the season on the 30th of June. This marks the second departure from the Barcelona board ahead of next season, and fans are left wondering who will step up to fill the void left by these departures.
The official statement from the club reads, “FC Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff will not be renewing his contract at the end of the current season due to his wish to embark on new professional endeavours.” While it is admirable that Cruyff is committed to assisting the club in its transition towards a new executive structure, his departure is a significant loss for the team.
It is worth noting that Cruyff is following in the footsteps of Mateu Alemany, who recently confirmed that he would be leaving his job as footballing director to join Aston Villa. However, the difference between the two departures is that Alemany had a contract until 2024, while Cruyff chose not to renew his.
With the departure of these two key figures, Barcelona will need to find two new faces to help navigate the compiling of next season’s squad. The favorite to fill the role is rumored to be Deco, with whom the team is thought to have already secured an agreement.
As fans and players alike come to terms with this news, Barcelona would like to extend their thanks to Jordi Cruyff for his important contributions as a member of the Sports Commission and wish him all the very best in his future professional career. What lies ahead for the team remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure: this marks a significant turning point for Barcelona.