Cruyff son lands national team job


The son of FC Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff has been appointed as head coach of the Ecuador national team.

The Ecuador FA announced on Tuesday that Jordi Cruyff has signed a three-year contract to succeed Hernan Gomez - after he was sacked for their poor Copa America showing.

Scroll through the gallery above to see other son's who followed the path of the legendary father's in management

Just three months before the South American World Cup qualifiers, the 45-year-old takes up the huge task of leading the side ranked 63rd in the world.

Francisco Egas, the president of the Ecuador FA claims the Dutchman is 'first step' towards qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar after missing out on Russia 2018.

The former Manchester United and FC Barcelona midfielder's coaching experience from Israel to China with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Dangdai Lifan - before his latest venture.