Tito Vilanova & Sandro Rosell

Francesc Tito Vilanova i Bayó (17 September 1968 – 25 April 2014) was a Catalan manager and footballer who played as a central midfielder. Alexandre Rosell i Feliu (born March 6, 1964 in Barcelona, Spain), commonly known as Sandro Rosell , is the current president of FC Barcelona. 5.0/5

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Tito Vilanova wins best coach of the 2012/13 season award:.
'Tata' out, Barca confirm . Q: Should Barcelona have maintained their coach? . Details: Barcelona have confirmed coach Tata Martino has left the club by mutual consent. The Argentine only took over last summer but has failed to land a major trophy following a season blighted by problems off the pitch, including the controversy surrounding Neymar's move to the club, Sandro Rosell's resignation and the tragic passing of former boss Tito Vilanova late last month. Former Barca midfielder Luis Enrique is the overwhelming favourite to succeed Martino. He resigned as boss of Celta Vigo on Friday and Goal understands he is in pole position to take over at Camp Nou. Barca’s last hope of silverware in 2013/14 disappeared with Saturday’s 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid. They went into the final-day contest needing a victory to land the Liga crown on a better head-to-head record than Atleti. All appeared to be going to plan when Alexis Sanchez put them in front in the first half but Diego Godin’s towering h ...
the man with 'Barça DNA' →Tito Vilanova died almost two years after fulfilling his lifelong dream: to manage the FC Barcelona first team. On 27th April 2012, Sandro Rosell announced that the coach from Bellcaire would replace Pep Guardiola, for whom he had acted as right-hand man since both joined Barça B in 2007 May your Soul Rest in Peace R.I.P Tito :(
Barça president, Sandro Rosell, and former player and coach Carles Rexach, have handed over the Miguel Muñoz prize for the best coach of last season to Tito Vilanova, as awarded to him by MARCA.
Guardiola Visits Vilanova In Barcelona Pep Guardiola paid a flying visit to Barcelona on Monday where he spoke with his friend and former Blaugrana colleague Tito Vilanova their relationship was said to have cooled after Vilanova took over as Barca boss, with some reports suggesting Tito had expected more support from his friend when he had to leave the job due to illness. The situation was also complicated by internal 'feuding' between camps associated with current Blaugrana President Sandro Rosell and his predecessor Joan Laporta. According to Mundo Deportivo the current Bayern Munich coach flew into Barcelona via private jet on Monday morning to deal with some personal matters, and then met with Vilanova for over three hours in the afternoon. No details of their private conversation emerged -- however the Catalan paper claimed they may have been clearing the air and letting bygones be bygones. At his prematch news conference ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game at home to Viktoria Plzen, Guardiol ...
What do u guys think about Tito Vilanova and Sandro Rosell and their stupid transfer decisions?
BELIEVES TATA HAS PICKED UP THE BATON Rosell: "We're working to preserve and perpetuate our philosophy" FC Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has stated that despite the recent arrival of new manager Gerardo 'Tata' Martino, his club will continue to pursue the same sporting philosophy as in recent years - based on getting results through an attractive style of football. He was speaking at the assembly of club delegates, held on Saturday at the Palau Blaugrana. Rosell also went on to say that the club will always defend Catalonia's "right to decide" as, in his opinion, Barça is "politically plural" and will thus always be in favour of accepting "one of the fundamental rights of peoples and individuals, and that is democracy". Speaking before 500 of the 4,333 delegates who had been called to the assembly, Rosell said that future challenges for his board are to maintain sporting excellence, get the club debt down below €200 million by 2016, redesign the stadium or construct a new one, as well as increasing ...
Tito Vilanova will step down as manager of FCBarcelona.- Sandro Rosell
Barcelona hold Press Conference to announce Tito Vilanova resignation, delivered by Club President Sandro Rosell
Rumours that Sandro Rosell will announce the resignation of Tito Vilanova in today's Press Conference.
Tito Vilanova is stepping down as Barcelona's coach following a recurrence of cancer.
President Sandro Rosell confirms that Tito Vilanova leave his role as manager of Barcelona, because of concerns surrou…
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell confirms manager Tito Vilanova has stepped down due to illness
Sandro Rosell and Andoni Zubizarreta have confirmed the news that Tito Vilanova has stepped down as Barça coach
Tito Vilanova will step down as manager of FC Barcelona. President Sandro Rosell announced the news this Friday.
President Sandro Rosell has confirmed that Tito Vilanova has resigned due to health reasons. A new Coach will be…
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova steps down from his role with immediate effect because of ill health says the president Sandro …
BREAKING NEWS: Tito Vilanova has left his post as Barcelona coach, President Sandro Rosell has confirmed.
Sandro Rosell & Tito Vilanova had lose their minds.
Pep Guardiola goes off on Sandro Rosell, Barcelona -
Barcelona fans to revolt if starlet sold to Manchester United Fans in Catalonia not happy about the sale of the Thiago. The expected transfer of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona to Manchester United this summer is set to make Barca fans revolt, reports Spanish newspaper Sport. ... sportthiago5 The Spain under-21 international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford after being underused in a Catalan team brimming with talent – such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. Yet the prospect of selling Thiago has stirred anger in the Barca fans, not at the player but at the hierarchy of manager Tito Vilanova and President Sandro Rosell. The supporters believe that by selling the 22-year-old Barca are giving the completely wrong impression about their priority to youth and plan to revolt if the deal goes through. Rosell has been an unpopular figure at the Nou Camp following the way he handled Eric Abidal’s departure from the club, with the defender feeling he was forced out shortly ...
Barca target £30m swoop for Mata with Chelsea star's future in the balance under new boss Mourinho Barcelona have made Chelsea's player of the year Juan Mata their No 1 transfer target. Despite Mata's hero status among Blues fans Jose Mourinho is struggling to fit the Spanish playmaker into his plans for next season. The returning 'Special One' is looking to play Belgian star Eden Hazard in the 'hole' and that may squeeze Mata out. Barca's interest in Mata could convince Roman Abramovich to cash in on the £30million-rated World Cup and European Championship winner. The Spanish champions are overhauling their squad this summer with the likes of David Villa and Cesc Fabregas heading for the exit door. Neymar has already arrived at the Nou Camp from Santos but boss Tito Vilanova wants to bring in Mata to balance his attack. Chelsea owner Abramovich and Barca President Sandro Rosell have both been in Israel for the European Under 21 Championship. Although the deal is far from done the pair have discussed th ...
Sandro Rosell has always opted for Tito Vilanova was emphatic on this point: "There is no doctor who has told me that it has no coach."
As we all saw in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup, Barcelona's defense is not the strongest. Carles Puyol is getting up in age and a young center-back is needed. For whatever reason, Tito Vilanova is following Pep Guardiola’s steps of not giving the squad’s young CBs a shot at sufficient playing time. This past summer, Sandro Rosell tried to get Thiago Silva from AC Milan, only to fail. Silva was later sold to Paris Saint-Germain. Although Barcelona needs to give Marc Bartra and Marc Muniesa a fair shot at earning the CB spot for the future, perhaps a more experienced CB is needed. Enter Brazil’s Dedé. Dedé is a 24-year-old, 6’3” CB who plays for Brazil’s Vasco da Gama. He started his career at Volta Redonda and later moved to Vasco de Gama. In 2010, Dedé had a break out year as he was named the Brasileirão’s best right center back that year. AC Milan and Juventus have been previously rumored to be interested in Dedé’s services. Earlier this year, Dedé stated that he was not r ...
Sandro Rosell: “We'll wait for Tito Vilanova as long as we have to”: The president, who believes that t...
Barca's slump expected - Rosell Spanish La Liga giant, Barcelona FC, slump in recent weeks was expected, the club's President Sandro Rosell said. Speaking in an interview, the 48-year-old said the absence of coach Tito Villanova grossly affected the team's performance. "There is no doubt that a group gets weaker when they lose their leader," Rosell said. "Sports psychologists say, and I suppose there is a scientific explanation to it, that after 30 days the group's shape weakens. "We have been without our leader for a long time now and it is normal to see this happening. He is longing to come back, hoping for the process to finish, which is due at the end of March. "The other day he told me he was happy because he could start the countdown as he is over half of the process and he has less than 50 percent of it left. That is very good for his state of mind. He wants to come back and we want him back." "The absolute priority of the club this season is for Tito Vilanova to get his health back and everything ...
Barcelona will target Neymar & Vilanova will remain coach Barcelona president, Sandro Rosell, admits Neymar to be a future transfer target. He also said Tito Vilanova will remain coach as long as he’spresident. -enzo-
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova could make his long-awaited return from illness as early as this month, President Sandro Rosell has confirmed.
Sandro Rosell hopes Tito Vilanova will soon return and hails Jordi Roura as a hero! Watch the video here: [from GMF]
Sandro Rosell admits Barcelona are missing the presence of their leader Tito Vilanova! Find out more: [from GMF]
Sandro Rosell: "The top priority for this year's FC Barcelona is the health of Tito Vilanova. The rest goes into the background" Can you imagine how much this would have meant to Tito in NY. Rosell did something appreciable after a long long time. - AK
Barça's President Sandro Rosell has travelled to NY to support Vilanova with his illness. Get well soon Tito! ;)
Sandro Rosell travelled to New York on Wednesday to see Tito Vilanova who remains in the US city undergoing a course of medical treatment. The President was accompanied by Vice-president Jose María Bartomeu and the club has stressed that the trip has been planned for several weeks, meaning that it h...
BARCELONA STAR MESSI FEELING FOR VILANOVA OVER HEALYH BATTLE: Barcelona star Lionel Messi is becoming increasingly affected by coach Tito Vilanova's cancer battle. Vilanova is now recovering in New York and Punto Pelota is desperate for a positive update on his condition after seeing his father suffer through something similar. The Barca coach was one of the decisive people in Messi's career, having backed the Argentine when he first started playing for the junior team. Messi was desperate for good news from Andoni Zubizarreta, the sports director, after he visited New York a fortnight ago. Barca President Sandro Rosell will be in New York this week to meet with Vilanova. DO U THINK BARCELONA IS MISSING THE PRESENCE OF THR COACH? LIKE/COMMENT ND SHARE
On Wednesday morning, Barcelona President Sandro Rosell travelled with his VP Josep Maria Bartomeu to New York to meet with Tito Vilanova.
Barca's President Sandro Rosell will later today travel to New York City to be with Tito Vilanova who is undergoing cancer treatment.
Sandro Rosell confirmed that he will travel to New York City this Wednesday to visit with FC Barcelona manager, Tito Vilanova
FC Barcelone – Sandro Rosell confirms trip to New York to visit Tito Vilanova
Rosell: Picking Vilanova as coach was the best decision Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has praised the decision to replace Pep Guardiola with Tito Vilanova. Vilanova replaced Pep Guardiola at the end of the 2011-12 campaign following the latter’s decision to end his four-year spell at Camp Nou and Vilanova has since guided the Catalans to their best ever La Liga season. “Tito has talent, he understands what Barcelona mean, what La Masia is and what being Catalan means,” Rosell told reporters. “It was a brilliant decision by Zubizarreta to give him the job.” Rosell then discussed Xavi Hernandez, who signed a new contract on Monday. “He has just renewed his contract until 2016. He’ll be 36-years-old by then, but we believe this deal won’t be the last he signs with us.” inside spanish football, admin andrew
Barcelona's President Sandro Rosell has hailed the impact of Tito Vilanova.
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell said the promotion of Tito Vilanova to head coach at Camp Nou was "a brilliant decision
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell feels sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta made the right decision to promote Tito Vilanova to head coach.
Radar transfer Barcelona 1.Adel Taarabt(QPR) 2.Neymar(SANTOS) 3.Gareth Bale(SPURS) Sport Football Arsenal Barcelona tell Arsenal to forget about signing David Villa in January • He is ours and we need him, says Barça president • São Paulo confident of landing Denílson permanently Share 48 inShare0 Email Agencies guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 8 January 2013 12.54 GMT Vilanova and Villa Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova, left, and David Villa during Saturday's match against Espanyol at Camp Nou, where the striker came on for Cesc Fábregas in the second half. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters Barcelona's President Sandro Rosell has warned Arsenal that they can forget about signing David Villa, who played 24 minutes as a substitute in the 4-0 win over Espanyol last Saturday, during the January transfer window. The Gunners are expected to strengthen their options up front, having offloaded the misfit Marouane Chamakh on a six-month loan deal to West Ham. Rosell, however, maintains that the 31-year-old Villa, sign ...
Barca President Sandro Rosell has revealed coach Tito Vilanova should be back at work within "15-20 days" after...
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova faces six weeks of tough chemotherapy after his surgery on his parotid gland takes place later today. It was announced yesterday that the 44-year-old had a relapse, having undergone surgery to remove a tumour on the same gland last November. Vilanova, who replaced Pep Guardiola this summer and who has enjoyed a great start to his tenure, will be in hospital for four days, with assistant coach Jordi Roura taking charge of first team affairs. Barcelona have announced that the coach will take as much time as he needs to get back to health. "Tito is strong, very strong. He's shown us that and we're convinced he'll back with us very soon," club President Sandro Rosell told a Press Conference. "We want to express our unconditional support to Tito and his family. "We thank everyone for their support. We have complete confidence in the team. The club is very strong and united; we're capable of overcoming adversity." -XKR
The Catalan club's campaign, called 'Quit Smoking with Barça', features an online and mobile app called the FCB iCoach which gives personalised tips, information on quitting smoking and motivation from the Barcelona players, along with other influential figures at the club such as coach Tito Vilanova and President Sandro Rosell. R34
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Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova says Lionel Messi is on the way to becoming the best player of all time. And Vilanova, who has replaced Pep Guardiola in the Barca hot seat, has revealed that everyone at the club hopes he will end his career there. Blaugrana President Sandro Rosell confirmed this week that the Catalan side are planning to offer the Argentina international a new contract, despite his current deal running until 2016. And club trainer Vilanova has echoed the desire to keep Messi with the Liga giants for the foreseeable future. "He is the best in the world. If he is not already the best in history, he will end up being so," the 44-year-old told a Press Conference. "To all at Barca it would be a joy to have him end his career here. You will not see a player like Messi again."
I still don't understand what Sandro Rosell, the President of FCB is trying to prove by replacing Pep Gordiola with Tito Vilanova. The only experience he ever has is as an Asst Coach, not the man at the helm, who can take pressure. Now, that is showing with his stupid game plan against a "Rival" team. I'm shocked. This isn't the Barca Team I know.
Cruyff: Mourinho is mad 22 August 2012 Former Barcelona star Johan Cruyff has branded Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho a failure as a footballer. The Dutchman laughed off Mourinho's self-granted title of 'the only one', and even had harsh words for Barca's President Sandro Rosell. "He had nothing to show for himself as a footballer but now he can do something," Cruyff told AS. "Yes, he is 'the only one', the only one mad enough to say a thing like that. He's so mad he's in a straitjacket." Cruyff went on to discuss the transfer policies of his former team, and said that new trainer Tito Vilanova has a lot to prove. "The best philosophy is to create players, not buy them. We (Cruyff and Rosell) don't share the same philosophy. I don't believe he understands the notion that Barca is more than a club," he said. "He (Vilanova) has to prove his worth when the going gets tough. We'll have to wait and see before we jump to conclusions about him. Working behind Guardiola is not the same as being in charge, it's co ...
Football Planet wrote: Cruyff: Mourinho was nothing as a footballer The legendary player launched a scathing attack on the Portuguese, and took a swipe at Sandro Rosell, before expressing his doubt over Tito Vilanova's abilities. -AS
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has declared that Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho must face action for his scuffle with Tito Vilanova
Sandro Rosell (president): "It wasn't difficult to convince Tito Vilanova to become the new coach, didn't take one second." [via ara ep] "We wouldn't accept a coach who wants to win no matter what... And I'd apologize if my coach puts his finger in someone's eye."
Vilanova will continue Guardiola's legacy, says Rosell The Blaugrana supremo was keen to heap praise on the man who led the club to 14 titles in four seasons, while at the same time expressing his faith in his successor By Mark Doyle Barcelona President Sandro Rosell felt that Friday's Copa del Rey triumph represented the perfect send-off for Pep Guardiola and claimed that new boss Tito Vilanova will continue the winning legacy at the club. Pedro struck twice either side of a goal from Lionel Messi as the Blaugrana claimed their 14th trophy since the arrival of Guardiola as coach in the summer of 2008. As far as Rosell was concerned, it was a fitting finale for the former Barca midfielder. "It was an end to honour the best coach in the history of the club," the Blaugrana supremo enthused. "Tito will continue the legacy." Rosell also had some kind words for a distraught Athletic, who ended what was a wonderful campaign empty handed after losing their Europa League decider against Atletico Madrid by the sam ...
Liga - Guardiola calms waters ahead of final Outgoing Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola sought to make the succession of his number two Tito Vilanova as smooth as possible as he gave his last Nou Camp news conference, ahead of the Copa del Rey final. Guardiola has the chance to exit the club with the 14th trophy of his four-year reign if Barca can beat Athletic Bilbao at the Calderon in Madrid on Friday. The build up to his departure has been dominated by media rumours that he was unhappy with the way club handled the news that his friend and assistant Vilanova was to succeed him, with suggestions that he did not know. This has led to sniping between the former president Joan Laporta and incumbent Sandro Rosell that has threatened to de-stabilise the club. "After being knocked out by Chelsea I rang Tito and I told him the moment had arrived and that they were going to offer him the position, and that he should do what he thought best," Guardiola said referring to their Champions League semi-final exit. "Who a ...
Toure's agent:"I have not spoken with [soon-to-be Barca coach] Tito Vilanova or [president] Sandro Rosell, but they know the situation and if they are interested in the player there will be no problem to sit down and talk."
Barcelona rift? Rosell rejected Guardiola request to keep Vilanova announcement quiet Barcelona chiefs upset coach Pep Guardiola by announcing Tito Vilanova as his replacement. Marca says Guardiola had wanted Barca to delay the naming of Vilanova as new coach a few days after he had announced his departure. Guardiola made the request to Barca President Sandro Rosell and sports director Andoni Zubizarreta. But they ignored the outgoing coach and confirmed to the media Vilanova's appointment the day of Guardiola's farewell Press Conference. My Take Now, the secret problems at Barca are coming out one by one. Watch out for more!
Sandro Rosell and Johan Cruyff may have well-publicized disagreements and different points of view, but the great Dutchman has supported the appointment of Tito Vilanova as the next head coach of FC Barcelona. Despite initially stating that he is not certain if the departure of Pep Guardiola will
Pep Guardiola paid an emotional farewell to the Camp Nou as Barcelona claimed a 4-0 derby victory over Espanyol. - La Liga round-up Lionel Messi was the hero on the field, netting all four goals to take his league tally to 50 for the season, but the focus post- match was on Guardiola as he took charge of his final home game before handing the reins to assistant Tito Vilanova. A banner had been unfurled ahead of the kick-off reading " T'estimem Pep" ("We love you Pep"), and a video montage was shown depicting his 13-trophy reign. After the match, Guardiola paid tribute to the fans. "Life has given me this present," he said. "For five years I have been able to have you close to me and enjoy the great show that these boys have given us. "I've been no different than you - I've been equally privileged. A little closer to the pitch maybe, but I'll take this privilege with me. You can't imagine the happiness and pleasure I'll take with me. "Thank you to absolutely everybody, especially those who have been closes ...
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has revealed that outgoing coach Pep Guardiola can return to Camp Nou any time he chooses, following Saturday's 4-0 win against Espanyol in La Liga.The former midfielder will leave the Catalans at the end of the season, with assistant boss Tito Vilanova waiting in the wings as his replacement.
Pep Guardiola has announced to the president and squad that he will not be staying at FC Barcelona after June 30, when his present contract ends Sandro Rosell, Andoni Zubizarreta and Guardiola were speaking to a packed Press Conference at the Camp Nou It was also announced at the Press Conference that Tito Vilanova will be the next FCB manager
Tito Vilanova to be the new manager | FC Barcelona: President Sandro Rosell has announced that Tito Vilanova wil...
Pep Guardiola has denied having any contact with Chelsea after confirming he is to leave as Barcelona coach at the end of the season. The 41-year-old met with club President Sandro Rosell this week but, despite being urged to reconsider, will step down when his contract ends next month, before being replaced by his assistant Tito Vilanova.
Sandro Rosell announces that Tito Vilanova will be new manager.
NEWS: Sandro Rosell announces that Tito Vilanova will be FC Barcelona's new manager.
Guardiola's assistant Tito Vilanova to take over as Barcelona coach, president
barcelona President Sandro Rosell announces that Tito Vilanova will be FCBarcelona's new manager...
Sandro Rosell: "The new coach of FC Barcelona is Tito Vilanova"
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