Johan Cruyff has been introduced as an adviser to slumping Guadalajara club Chivas, Mexico's most popular team but winless in 13 straight matches.
Chivas owner Jorge Vergara said on Saturday he hoped Cruyff, the Dutch great who coached Barcelona, could turn Chivas into a ''better club than Barcelona.''
Vergara said Cruyff was receiving a three-year contract and would be visiting the club several times each year to oversee all facets of team development from the youth system to the first team. Contract details were not disclosed for the part-time position.
Cruyff, 64, was introduced at a press conference at the club's new stadium on the outskirts of Guadalajara, and then taken to the playing field to meet a crowd of about 500 fans.