Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed the reason for the replacement of Dutch manager Frank Rijkaard at the start of the 2008/09 season.
Speaking to Catalan paper La Vanguardia, Laporta said,"Frank lost his authority in the dressing room".
He said he was displeased with the lax rules imposed by Rijkaard which allowed players to do as they pleased. The lack of authority and discipline in the dressing room was something that displeased Laporta.
Rijkaard had helped to lift Barcelona off its knees in his first three seasons in charge, guiding the team to two league titles and the 2006 Champions League title.