FC Barcelona | Laporta probed Rijkaard’s return

The name of Frank Rijkaard has been added to the list of candidates to replace Xavi Hernández on the Barça bench. According to David Sánchez on Radio Marca, the president would have sounded out Frank Rijkaard in case you would be interested in returning to the FC Barcelona bench.

The presenter of the program ‘Despierta San Francisco’ highlighted the contact that the president maintained with the man who was Barça coach between 2003 and 2008. Precisely, Rijkaard was the first coach that Laporta had as president and of whom he has fond memories for his and her success. the unforgettable Champions League of 2006 in Paris.

In the same information it is pointed out that the The Dutchman would not have closed the door completely and there would have been talk that Van Basten could be his second coach.

Ten years without training

Rijkaard left the bench ten years ago after his last experience as coach of Saudi Arabia. After Barça took the reins of Turkish Galatasaray to later serve as head of the Saudi team.

In the last decade, he has decided to live away from the spotlights. One of his few public appearances was on the occasion of the death of Johan Cruyff when he traveled to Barcelona to pay his condolences to the family.

Rijkaard lives between Amsterdam and Marbella. At 61 years old, it seems difficult for him to return to the bench, although Laporta’s persuasion capacity You always have to keep it in mind.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.