Dutchman Jordi Cruyff, son of the late Spanish legend Barcelona, decided to resign as coach of the Ecuadorian football team without the opportunity to lead in any match, as a result of the outbreak of the Corona virus.
The announcement of Cruyff Jr.’s resignation came through the Ecuadorian federation of the game, which stated in a statement of the agreement on the “conditions of the disengagement”, which included “compensation for the annulment of the contract by one side, the coach.”
Cruyff (46 years old) was appointed last January, but he returned to Spain where he spent most of his career as a player, as soon as the “Covid-19” outbreak began in Ecuador in late February.
Cruyff was supposed to return to Ecuador on July 17 to resume his job as coach of the national team, in preparation for the South American qualifiers for the 2020 World Cup, which was postponed after he was scheduled for late March.
Cruyff, who started his professional career as a player with Barcelona before moving between the clubs Manchester United English, Celta Vigo, Alves and Espanyol, Spain, and then metallurg Danietsk of Ukraine and finally Valletta Maltese, Spanish Spaniard Antonio Cordon who resigned from his position as sports director for the Ecuadorian team because of “institutional instability” in the Federation the game.
Francisco Egas was excluded last April from the Presidency of the Federation by the Board of Directors, accusing him of paying both Cruyff and Cordon more than agreed.
But Igas refused to acknowledge the legality of the decision to remove him from office, based on the support he has received from the South American Football Association, “Conmipol”.
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