FRANK RIJKAARD

  • Messi marks 10th anniversary of Barca firstteam debut November 15, 2013

    Madrid: Saturday marks the 10th anniversary of Lionel Messi's firstteam debut with Barcelona, when the Argentine came on as a 16yearold substitute during a friendly against Porto in Portugal. "It was a very important moment in my career because I realised a dream that I had had since I was very...
  • Saudi Arabia sack Dutch coach Rijkaard January 17, 2013

    Saudi Arabia have sacked Frank Rijkaard as coach of the national soccer team after 18 months in charge, the country's football federation has announced. Rijkaard signed a threeyear deal in July 2011 but a disappointing Gulf Cup of Nations campaign this month prompted the Dutchman's dismissal halfway through the contract. Saudi...
  • Carlo Ancelotti to Chelsea, Rijkaard to AC Milan February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: A game of managerial musical chairs is about erupt as the Blues and the Rossoneri seek out new gaffers. According to The Sun, Chelsea have earmarked Carlo Ancelotti, the AC Milan coach, to take over as manager after they sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari on Monday. And the British tabloid also...
  • Chelsea boot out manager Grant after eight months May 25, 2008

    London: Chelsea sacked manager Avram Grant on Saturday, three days after his team were beaten on penalties in the Champions League final by Manchester United. "Chelsea Football Club can confirm that Avram Grant has had his contract as manager terminated today. This follows meetings over the last two days," the Premier...
  • Barcelona to replace coach Rijkaard with Guardiola May 9, 2008

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona will replace coach Frank Rijkaard with former team captain Pep Guardiola at the end of the season. Barcelona president Joan Laporta said Rijkaard, who has been in charge for five years and was under contract until 2009, "had made history with Barcelona." Rijkaard's coaching team, which includes Johan Neeskens,...
  • Barcelona denies eyeing Mourinho to replace Rijkaard February 7, 2008

    Madrid: Barcelona president Joan Laporta has given his backing to coach Frank Rijkaard and denied reports that the club plans to recruit Jose Mourinho as his replacement. "We have full confidence in Frank and believe that he is the ideal coach for Barcelona," Laporta was quoted as telling Spanish state television...