Cruyff unveiled as Catalonia coach
Johan Cruyff was unveiled on Monday 9 November as the new coach of Catalonia and has set his sights on turning them into a competitive team.
The appointment of the former Netherlands legend continues his long association with Catalonia and Barcelona in particular. The 62-year-old also coached Barcelona - leading them to four La Liga titles and their first European Cup in 1992 - and has advised current club president Joan Laporta.
"Our style of play will depend, logically, on the quality of the players we have," Cruyff said at his unveiling. "We'll try and play attractive football. I want to play the best in the world. I want to build a competitive team."
He added: "A really good team can be built. The youth football of both Barcelona and Espanyol is very good."
Meanwhile, Barcelona confirmed on their official website that Catalan FA technical director Xavi Torres had been given assurances by his opposite number at the Nou Camp, Txiki Begiristain, that Barca players would be available whenever the club's commitments allowed.