Barca angrily refute Rijkaard-to-quit reports
Barcelona have denied reports coach Frank Rijkaard will leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season. A local television station yesterday claimed former Barca midfielder Josep Guardiola, the current coach of the club's B side, would replace Rijkaard in the summer. But an official statement on fcbarcelona.com read: 'FC Barcelona emphatically denies that a decision has been taken to replace the football coach, Frank Rijkaard, for next season. 'The Dutch manager has a contract until the 2009 season and the board of directors has complete confidence in him.'