'Rijkaard is not leaving'

MADRID - Spanish giants Barcelona have denied they will replace their under fire Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard at the end of the season.

MADRID - Spanish giants Barcelona have denied they will replace their under fire Dutch coach Frank Rijkaard at the end of the season.

Barcelona have recently lost ground to archrivals and league leaders Real Madrid, and now have only the Champions League to play for after being ousted from the Spanish Cup by Valencia.

But despite the growing pressure on Rijkaard, the Catalan club have denied they are lining up his successor.

"FC Barcelona emphatically denies that a decision has been taken to replace the football coach, Frank Rijkaard, for the next season." - Sapa-AFP

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