Considered to be one of the most influential figures in football history, Johan Cruyff's style of play and his football philosophy have significantly influenced many notable managers and players, including Pep Guardiola, Arsène Wenger, Eric Cantona and Xavi. Spanish football's successes at both club and international level have been cited by many as evidence of Cruyff's impact on contemporary football. He died in 2016 - with his autobiography, My Turn, published posthumously.
The team at Pan Macmillan has been deeply saddened by the tragic news announced today that Johan Cruyff, one of the greatest footballers of all time, has died after a hard-fought battle with cancer.
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