Johan Cruyff dismisses Liverpool link

Alex Richards
Johan Cruyff dismisses Liverpool link

Johan Cruyff has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant director of football role at Liverpool.

The Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands legend has reportedly been targeted by the Reds hierarchy as a replacement for Damien Comolli, who left the club last week.

However, in his column for Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Cruyff, who recently left his role on the board of directors at Ajax, quelled rumors of a move.

“I see my name is being mentioned in connection with Liverpool," he wrote. “I don’t know where that has come from because I have not heard anything from them. There has been no contact whatsoever."

He added, “If you just read speculation like this, without any substance to it, there is no point taking it seriously. It is just talk.”

Liverpool co-chairman Tom Werner last week spoke of a "disconnect" in the club's transfer strategy leading to Comolli's removal.

The Frenchman, who had previously enjoyed spells with Tottenham and Arsenal, has been widely criticised for his role in big-money moves for Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing.