The official website for European football

Rijkaard earns Barcelona reward

Published: Tuesday 20 September 2005, 15.03CET
FC Barcelona have handed coach Frank Rijkaard a two-year contract extension which ties the 42-year-old Dutchman to the club until June 2009.

UEFA.com features

Pick of the week: matchday one
  • Pick of the week: matchday one
  • What teams need to get through
  • Watch the five best acrobatic Champions League goals
  • Ones to watch in the group stage
  • Masterclass: Xavi on passing and control
  • Newcomers ready for Champions League debuts
  • Cerci aims to join Italy's past leading lights in Spain
  • Talents out to shine in UEFA Champions League
  • Bulgarian keepers' best European displays
  • See your favourite Steaua moments
1 of 10
 
 
Published: Tuesday 20 September 2005, 15.03CET

Rijkaard earns Barcelona reward

FC Barcelona have handed coach Frank Rijkaard a two-year contract extension which ties the 42-year-old Dutchman to the club until June 2009.
FC Barcelona have handed coach Frank Rijkaard a two-year contract extension which ties the Dutchman to the Spanish champions until June 2009.

'Very honoured'
The 42-year-old signed the new deal at Camp Nou last night, ending months of negotiations with the Catalan club. Rijkaard said: "I feel very honoured to have agreed this contract and as always, I will continue to give my all for the benefit of the team. This is an important move for me but does not mean I can rest on my laurels. We need to continue working hard and carry on promoting the good image that Barcelona have achieved in the football world."

Last updated: 20/09/05 18.47CET

Related information

Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid=342723.html#rijkaard+earns+barcelona+reward

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.