Legendary Barcelona player and manager, Johan Cruyff recently explained why he has chosen to distance himself from the club and that reconciliation with the club’s board is impossible.
In an interview with Catalan radio station, Rac1, Cruyff spoke over the break down in the club’s ideals under president Sandro Rosell and his refusal to be a part of it by stating “I never let anyone use me,” after refusing to be honourary president under Rosell.
“It looks as though those of us there before were fools … Unicef has done an amazing job worldwide for Barcelona’s prestige and if all those social values aren’t important, only money, then I don’t want to be part of the club.
Cruyff went on to add that he met with Rosell after their public falling out, but were unable to mend the relationship.
“I told him that it was unacceptable for him to have talked about me like that (..) I don’t have a good or a bad relationship with him, there is no relationship.”
The Dutchman then concluded that he hasn’t watched a full match from either Barcelona or Real Madrid this season, “just the highlights,” and therefore cannot predict the outcome of the upcoming ‘El Clasico.’