Tonny Bruins Slot, the man of the 'manita'

THE MAN OF THE 'MANITA'

Tonny Bruins, former assistant to Johan Cruyff and Ronald Koeman, dies

Published:2/11/2020 - 12:51h

Updated:2/11/2020 - 12:51h

This Monday knew the death of Tonny Bruins Slot, assistant of Johan Cruyff in his stage of trainer of the FC Barcelona and of Ronald Koeman in Valencia

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This Monday, confirmed the death of Tonny Bruins Slot, the one who went assistant of Johan Cruyff when east was trainer of the FC Barcelona in the glorious period of the 'Dream Team' and of Ronald Koeman, current trainer culé, in the Benfica, the PSV Eindhoven, Valencia and the AZ Alkmaar. The ex technician died to the 73 years after a hard fight against the cancer that rid from 2016.

Tonny Bruins Slot Was famous in the FC Barcelona for making the tasks of observer, making reports on the rivals at the side of Johan Cruyff, with the one who remained during ten years also in a previous stage in the Ajax of Ámsterdam. Later, it went trainer of the inferior categories of the PSV Eindhoven before going back to the group 'ajacied', to the that directed like interim technician in 2004 before joining to the 'staff' of Ronald Koeman.

In the list of winners of Tonny Bruins, appears a Dutch league like first trainer whereas, like assistant, won with the Ajax two Leagues, three Glasses and a Supercopa in Holland and a Recopa (with the Ajax). With the FC Barcelona, won four leagues, a Glass of Rey, three Supercopas, a Glass of Europe, a Recopa and a Supercopa of Europe. Also it obtained a Supercopa Portuguese with the Benfica and another Eredivisie with the PSV.

Besides, Tonny Bruins Slot also was known in the FC Barcelona for being a charismatic man. In fact, it starred one of the most remembered images of one of the Classical more remembered of the history: during the scandalous 5-0 that the 'Dream Team' of Johan Cruyff lumbered with him to the Real Madrid in the Camp Nou in the season 1993/94, the Dutch showed the open hand to the terracing (upper image).

Condolencias Of the FC Barcelona and Pep Guardiola

Of course, from the FC Barcelona has wanted to give the condolence by the death of the mythical assistant of Johan Cruyff and of Ronald Koeman. By means of the official account of Twitter, the group culé has wanted to command a message of condolencia: "we Regret to communicate the loss of Toni Bruins Slot (73 years), that was assistant of Johan Cruyff in his stage like trainer of the FC Barcelona. It rest in peace".

Pep Guardiola, trainer of the Manchester City, also has pronounced in Twitter with a message for Tonny Bruins: "we Learnt a lot of him and it did us enjoy of good whiles. Indispensable to understand the Dream Team. We will not forget it never". The just Catalan initiated his go through the first team of the FC Barcelona when both coincided in the club.

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