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Jordi Cruyff named as Chongqing Lifan coach after Paulo Bento sacking

Jordi Cruyff has been named as the new head coach of Chinese Super League side Chongqing Lifan.

Former Netherlands international Cruyff succeeds ex-Portugal coach Paulo Bento, who was fired last month as Chongqing slipped towards the relegation zone.

The 44-year-old ex-Barcelona and Manchester United winger previously worked as sporting director with AEK Larnaca in Cyprus and Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv, who he also coached for a short spell last season.

Chongqing are 14th place in the table, and Cruyff's first game in charge is against second-placed Shandong Luneng on Saturday.

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