El Mundo Deportivo says the Dutchman must lift one of the two remaining trophies available to Barca if he is to keep his job. While Barca's board remains firmly behind Rijkaard, they know failure to win a trophy in the last two seasons will bring enormous pressure from fans to react.

Interestingly, while in Accra commentating on the African Nations Cup, former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho stayed in the same hotel as Barcelona sports director Txiki Begiristain and his assistant Albert Perrin.