Josep Guardiola is set to take over from Frank Rijkaard as Barcelona coach this summer, according to media reports in Spain.

Guardiola, the former Barca captain and current coach of club´s reserve team, has regularly been linked with the top job at the Nou Camp this season but it now appears as though the wheels have been set in motion for him take charge.

Spanish media have reported that Barcelona´s delegate commission met on Monday evening where it was recommended that the 37-year-old Guardiola replace Rijkaard, who has found himself under under increasing pressure with the Catalan giants going a second successive season without a major trophy.

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