Liverpool target Cruyff protege

Published Add your comment

Former Barcelona sporting director Txiki Begiristain has emerged as the latest candidate to replace Damien Comolli as director of football at Liverpool.

Comolli was sacked by Reds owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) last week; paying the ultimate price for the on-field failings of a number of expensive acquisitions.

The Frenchman was responsible for negotiating exorbitant fees to recruit the likes of Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing, both of whom have failed to make a lasting impact at Anfield.

Despite the apparent failure of Comolli to meet the targets required by FSG, the Liverpool owners will appoint another director of football, even though the position has rarely proved to be successful in the Premier League.

Dutch legend Johan Cruyff emerged on Friday as a the leading name to replace Comolli, but he has since ruled himself out of talking the role.

However, according to the Sunday Times, Cruyff has recommended Liverpool instead pursue Begiristain, who was responsible for signing Dani Alves and Yaya Toure during his time with Barca.

The 47-year-old played under Cruyff when the later was manager at the Nou Camp, and is considered to be somewhat of a protege for the former Barcelona boss.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again