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Cruyff to join Caanen at Valletta

Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 11.14CET
Deposed Maltese champions Valletta FC have brought in Ton Caanen to replace departed coach Paul Zammit, while former FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC midfielder Jordi Cruyff is also to join the Citizens.
by Domenic Aquilina
from Malta
Cruyff to join Caanen at Valletta
Jordi Cruyff is unveiled in Malta ©Domenic Aquilina
Published: Friday 5 June 2009, 11.14CET

Cruyff to join Caanen at Valletta

Deposed Maltese champions Valletta FC have brought in Ton Caanen to replace departed coach Paul Zammit, while former FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC midfielder Jordi Cruyff is also to join the Citizens.

Deposed Maltese champions Valletta FC have brought in Ton Caanen to replace departed coach Paul Zammit, while former FC Barcelona and Manchester United FC player Jordi Cruyff is also to join the Citizens.

Amicable departure
The 43-year-old Caanen has signed a three-year contract after Zammit left the club on amicable terms when his contract expired last week. Dutchman Caanen has coached in Ukraine and Israel with FC Metalurh Donetsk, Beitar Jerusalem FC, Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC, Maccabi Netanya FC and FC Stal Alchevsk.

Cruyff agreement
The club have also reached an agreement with Cruyff, the 35-year-old son of Oranje legend Johan Cruyff, who will be one of Valletta's three foreign players next season. He is expected to combine a playing role with a position as Caanen's assistant. This season's Premier League runners-up, Valletta will compete in the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round.

 

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