Rinus Michels

  • In Search Of Johan Cruijff…

    November 25, 2012

    If Rinus Michels and his men instigated the rise of ‘Total Football’, then surely Johan Cruijff was the total footballer. As complete a player as you will ever lay eyes on, Cruijff was a creature of sublime footballing beauty, ability and creativity, ghosting around the pitch when without the ball and floating past opposition defenders with a consummate ease and a panache that only he has ever mastered when with it.