Tito Vilanova, the new Barcelona manager

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    Brwned Have you ever been in love before?

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    Worth having a seperate thread to discuss Tito with the other thread being left to discuss Pep, I think. So what do we know about this man then? Certainly a shock choice from the outside looking in, but the decision's been well received by the Barca newbies. A few words from the club:

    Rosell (president): "The board of directors has approved the decision to name Tito Vilanova as new coach."

    Guardiola: "You can expect the best from Tito. He's more than skilled, the players know him... I think the club made a great choice."

    Guardiola: "I was just the voice of the ideas Tito and I developed together.

    He managed Messi, Fabregas and Pique at the club 10 years ago.

    I imagine FCMadrid might be able to tell us a bit about him.
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    Intriguing...
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    Mourinho can see the future. Tried to take him out early.

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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    The old Liverpool boot room philosophy...
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    Liam147 On Probation

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    Sounds like a good appointment really. They have someone who knows the ins and outs of the club, which is someone a club like Barca need. They have their own system and philosophy. It wasn't so much Guardiola's, as Barca's, so it makes sense to 'keep it in the family' so to speak. I foresee success for him.
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    gooDevil Worst scout ever

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    Not any riskier than appointing Pep in the first place. those players pretty much manage themselves at this point. Let's hope Tito is even more experimental with the tactics. I look forward to seeing Valdes in midfield next year.
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    That just looks worse the more you watch it; what a child.


    On the appointment I think it was always quite likely they would promote from within, although I did kind of hope Bielsa would get it.
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    Would be interested how will manage the players as in which system will he deploy.
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    The most logical replacement to bring through the youngsters on the fringe of the team. No need for panic or sweeping changes after a few bad results. Hope Mike Phelan isn't getting any bright ideas
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    I hope we follow their lead and promote from within. Obviously not Phelan though :lol:

    Really respect them not going down the usual route of pulling a manager off the manager merry go round.
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    It probably makes it a bit easier to lob an unproven into the role when they have the players they do.
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    It might be risky, but I think the Barcelona players might be more open to his insight and ideas than a new man coming in from outside the club.
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    Intriguing indeed.

    I thought Bielsa would've been ideal.

    But then again Tito has worked with Pep all the way through. They must've developed the team together. In theory should be a seamless transition. In theory.
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    it's surely the complete opposite? It went from poking someone in the eye maliciously to giving someone a cheeky wet willy and smirking.

    Very childish yes, but "worse"? It's schoolyard wummery. Some people get far too rilled by Mourinho. Christ knows what some of you would've thought of Clough.

    As for Tito, he was always my favourite talentless jackson brother.
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    That's disgusting.
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    Richter Hairy big footed Swede

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    I almost hope this guy fails so United don't get any ideas to promote a cheap assistant when Fergie retires:nervous:
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    Barcelona tend to promote from within

    Ferrer, Rexach, Pep & now Vilanova
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    I'm sure he'll continue Guardiolas style and effectiveness, but unless the players coming through are as spectacular as the current crop, I can't foresee then same success personally.

    But then he can always blame it on the boogie.
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    Pfftt...he is just poor man's Anelka.
    Bet Terry is twice the manager than this Tito.
    Tito, what kind of name is that? TITo
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    Sky News just described him as "until now probably most famous for being fingered by Jose Mourinho at the end of a match"

    Easy now.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    Excellent decision from Barcelona, they didn't need change, they needed continuity and they have ensures that by appointing a man who's already been there while Guardiola steered the club. Hiring someone like Bielsa might have gone either way but would certainly mean change of direction and they didn't need that at all.
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    Some people are very keen to excuse Mourinho for acting in a typically classless manner.
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    The only reason I like barce over Madrid. What a horrible man Mourinho is.
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    Adzzz Astrophysical Genius - Hard for Grinner

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    I always wondered who the best Vilanova was, Tito, Randy, Jermaine, Marlon, Michael?

    LaToya?
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    Managing a club and being an assistant are two completely different roles. One is at the forefront of the club and the other is behind the scenes. Without a doubt Tito seems like the perfect candidate but can he survive the pressure as the boss? Will he be able to identify and incorporate big money players successfully? Can he handle the media? I think its a good decision in the sense that barcelona don't want to rock the boat. However we're talking about someone who has never had a manager role in his entire career.

    It could turn out to be like another Quieroz situation. Without a doubt Carlos was a mastermind when he was at Manchester United. Almost the perfect Assistant Manager who helped to modernise the way we trained, played and identified continental talent. However, his Managerial track record has been iffy at best. Some are just born to lead whilst others are better as the no.2.

    Tito could fall into this category because its a much different animal when you have to lead such a big club. The one thing he does have in his favor is that he knows the club inside out and has spent most of his coaching & youth career there. Oh yes and of course he still has messi! But If I was Mourinho I would be licking my lips at the prospect of facing off against a relatively inexperienced counterpart. It will be interesting to see how Tito performs when the pressure gets heaped upon him.
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    A newbie just sent me this gif of Tito hitting Mourinho before the eye gouge.

    [​IMG]
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    It was incredibly classless, but acting like it was some kind of assault that gets "worse every time you watch it" is silly exaggeration. I kind of hope he does come here just to see some posters explode in their indignation over a pantomime charicature.

    :lol:
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    :lol:

    If Mourinho stays, next years El Classico's should be hilarious.
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    What a horrible man he is. I've heard he tortures kittens and hoards petrol during a panic buy, the BASTARD!!!
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    That is afterwards. Look at the video above, you can see Tito slapping Mourinho as he was walking away after the incident.
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    Judging by the video, that is just after the eye gouge.

    Edit: fecking D3PO
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    Mourinho's smile afterwards :lol:
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    Mockney Not the only poster to be named Poster of the Year

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    Both of them stayed on their feet better than any of their players did.
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    I'm not sure what to make of this appointment. A lot of people doubted Guardiola when he stepped up to the job, however his inside out knowledge proved useful for him and we have seen how he proved everyone wrong. It is a good philosophy to have -appointing from within- if you manage to get it right. Vilanova, like Guardiola, will already know all of the players and will understand the philosophy of the club.

    There are some differences though that would make me worry for him though. Guardiola came into the club on the back of a very poor season, and changes had to be made. Guardiola stamped his authority on the club, but that was because he had to. With Vilanova, it's very different. Despite their shortcomings this season, there aren't too many changes that need to be made for Barcelona to continue challenging and winning. I'm not saying that nothing has to be done, but compared to what Guardiola had to do, there's not a lot that needs to be changed. Vilanova may want to try and make his mark though, which could in turn do more harm than good for the club.

    As well as that, he's got the pressure of succeeding a manager who's done so well for the club. Everything he does will be compared to Guardiola. I wonder how the senior players will react to the manager himself, and any of the changes that he makes.
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    when tito wins the champions league will everyone want him at united?

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