RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) -- Ronaldinho has turned down an offer to join Coritiba as speculation mounted that the World Cup winner will retire from competitive football.
The announcement came two days after Ronaldinho accepted an ambassadorial role with his former club Barcelona.
"Coritiba informs that it will no longer pursue Ronaldinho," the Brazilian Serie A club said in a statement on Saturday.
"His new commitments with Barcelona will have an impact on his agenda in the short, medium and long term."
Ronaldinho, 36, has been without a club since parting ways with Rio de Janeiro outfit Fluminense in September 2015.
In his new role at the Camp Nou, the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year will represent the Catalan club in a series of friendlies around the world and take part in other events to promote the FC Barcelona brand.