Xavi has been talking about Johan Cruyff and made it clear just how influential the legendary Dutchman has been on both his life and at the Camp Nou
The Al-Sadd boss spoke glowingly about Cruyff and how his changes helped bring Barcelona so much success over the years.
“For me, Johan has been the most influential person in the history of modern football,” he said. He’s (Cruyff) been the key person behind all of the successes at Barça over the last 20-25 years - and the national team.
“He came to Barcelona as a coach and changed the philosophy of our play: he instilled a system which is even taught today. Barça and the national team have grown out of Cruyff’s philosophy.”
Source | Sport
Xavi continues to be linked with a return to Barcelona. He has recently signed a new one-year deal at Al-Sadd, but there’s a suggestion he could return next year after the presidential elections.