Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur have both tried to bring Jordi Cruyff to England, according to claims from Spain today.

Mundo Deportivo is the one revealing that the Dutchman is ready to work again, after taking a sabbatical year following his time at Barcelona.

It’s said Cruyff’s idea is to return as a coach, rather than in a role similar to what he had at the Camp Nou.

For this reason, he’s turned down several office jobs, and that includes a couple of opportunities at Newcastle and Tottenham.

There are no details on those approaches, or whether the Magpies wanted him to replace Dan Ashworth, as it’s just claimed that Cruyff chose to wait for the summer and see if he can get a job as a coach.

As well as Newcastle and Tottenham, the likes of Al-Ittihad and Ajax also tried to get him, with no success.

Mundo Deportivo claims the ‘Arab world’ is the most likely destination for Cruyff, as clubs from Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar are ‘very interested’ in signing him as a coach.