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Refuse to extend contract, Cruyff Jr. leaves Chongqing Dangdai Lifan

Refuse to extend contract, Cruyff Jr. leaves Chongqing Dangdai Lifan

After 16 months guiding Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, coach Jordi Cruyff left the club by the end of the year 2019.

On December 14th, the Weibo official account of Chongqing Dangdai Lifan football club announced that Jordi Cruyff would not work as the head coach of the team next year.

The club said: "After the 2019 Chinese Super League ended, we negotiated with Mr. Cruyff about the details of the contract extension. However, we could not reach an agreement, so next year he will not work with the club".

"We want to thank him for his contribution to Chongqing Dangdai Lifan, and we wish him good luck in the future".

Jordi Cruyff started coaching Chongqing Dangdai Lifan in August 2018. Under his management, the club successfully escaped from the relegation zone. They ended the 2018 Chinese Super League with 32 points, which made them stand in the 13th position.

In the 2019 season, they reached the target early, then finished at 10th place with 36 points, 15 points higher than clubs relegated. Moreover, Cruyff's efforts were recognized by Chongqing Dangdai Lifan fans.

At the moment, after ending the contract with Cruyff, Chongqing Dangdai Lifan will find another coach for the team. It should be made as soon as possible because the new manager will need to have more time to prepare for the 2020 season. Shin Tae Yong and Scolari are among the candidates.