Cruyff: Guardiola would be the ideal man for Catalunya

The Oranje legend, who left his post in charge of la Seleccio, has tipped his former player to succeed him, but accepts that he may have other priorities at present
Johan Cruyff feels that Pep Guardiola would be his ideal successor as coach for the Catalunya team.

The Barcelona legend called time on his career as a trainer on Wednesday after his side played out a 1-1 draw with Nigeria, and is in no doubt as to who should take the reins.

"Guardiola is the ideal man, but of course he is still very young. It seems that he will coach in England and then he might not have time for that," the 65-year-old told reporters.

"And you don't need to worry about me being bored. I have enough to do. I always have a lot of fun and was done working with players who like to form a part of the Catalan team."

Cruyff began his coaching career at Ajax in 1985, moved from Amsterdam to Camp Nou three years later, and led the Blaugrana to a host of trophies.