Johan Cruyff has reached agreement with the local football federation to take charge of the Catalunya team.
The Dutch legend was approached to become the manager of the side that play unofficial friendly encounters every year.
After lengthy negotiations, Cruyff agreed to the deal with the Catalan Football Federation and returns to coaching 13 years after he left Barcelona.
“The Football Federation and Mr Johan Cruyffhave reached an agreement for the Dutchman to become the coach of the Catalan team and a collaborator with the federation on various projects,” read a statement on the Catalan Football Federation’s official website.
Cruyff spent five years at Camp Nou as a player in the 1970s and returned in 1988 to take charge of the team as head coach, enjoying unprecedented success.
As well as leading the club to four consecutive league titles, he oversaw the club’s first ever European Cup success in 1992.