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Ecuador appointed Jordi Cryuff as new head coach

Former Barcelona and Manchester United midfielder Jordi Cryuff has been appointed as the new head coach for the South American side, Ecuador.

The 45-year-old Dutch manager has reached an agreement for a three-year deal to take over the national team in January after he left Chinese club Chongqing Lifan in December.

It will be his first post as head coach for a national team, and the third team after he begin his managerial career at Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The son of footballing legend Johan Cryuff will be expecting to debut against Argentina led by Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi on March 26.

Cryuff will be facing a huge task this year, as Ecuador will be competing in Copa America this summer.

Ecuador is in Group B alongside host Colombia, Brazil, Qatar, Venezuela and Peru.