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Rijkaard not going anywhere
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard says he is staying at the Nou Camp.
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2007 20:43 GMT

Frank Rijkaard: Happy at the Nou Camp [GALLO/GETTY] 

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has rejected rumours he is set to the leave the club at the end of the season.

The 44-year-old has a contract until 2009 but in February As newspaper claimed it sources believed the Dutchman would leave at the season's end.
"I'm not thinking about coaching another team. I have enough work here and I am committed to Barcelona, even if everything depends on results, that's normal it won't be a surprise," he said.

"I believe I owe a debt to Barcelona due to all the support they have given me and I have to keep going.
"When people put their faith in you and help you, you cannot turn your back on them."
  
The Spanish press have reported many times that AC Milan are keen on taking Rijkaard to Italy to return to the San Siro stadium he graced as a player.
  
Rijkaard's Barcelona have claimed the last two Spanish league titles and the Champions League last year, although they fell at the last 16 stage this time around in a surprise defeat to Liverpool.
  
They are top of the Spanish league, goal difference ahead of Sevilla, and still in the Spanish Cup.
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