Mourinho step closer to Barcelona return

Cruyff was against Mourinho replacing Barca coach Frank Rijkaard at the end of this season, but with him now involved at Ajax, El Mundo Deportivo says his influence at the Nou Camp has receded dramatically.

The Barca coaching job still remains Rijkaard's to lose, however this week's events mean ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho's chances have strengthened.

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