Txiki Begiristain has ruled out Cesc Fabregas ever returning to Barcelona under the current regime.
Begiristain slams Fabregas
Txiki Begiristain has ruled out Cesc Fabregas ever returning to Barcelona under the current regime as he showed no faith in the club and left to join Arsenal.
The Blaugana technical secretary revealed his displeasure at the midfielder's actions as a teenager and said that it had cost him any chance of returning to Camp Nou.
Fabregas has been strongly linked with a move back to Barcelona in the future, but Begiristain thinks that he should never have left in the first place and points to Bojan - who snubbed England as a youngster and is now in the first-team.
"There is always a risk when you decide to leave Barcelona and the fact is that he cannot return," he explained.
"He, as was hoped, would now be in the first team.
"Bojan is an example. He had faith and did not go to England."
Begiristain then dismissed talk that Frank Rijkaard was under pressure and could be replaced by Jose Mourinho in the summer.
"We like the image the club has in the world. We continue to have faith in Rijkaard. We like his attitude," he continued.
"What we ask from a coach is responsibility and we think that he represents that.
"That was a consequence of what has been going on this year. Since pre-season there have been some very tense press conferences."
Asked about whether he had met Mourinho, the Barca director reiterated that no talks had ever taken place with the Portuguese coach and were not going to.
"It is not something that is worth speaking about. We only work with those that are at the club," Begiristain added.