La Liga giants Barcelona FC has confirmed Tito Vilanova as the Catalan Coach after offering him a two year contract.
Vilanova replaces Pep Guradiola who announced that he would be leaving in April following Barcelona's elimination from the UEFA Champions League.
According to a statement on the club’s official website,Vilanova signed his contract at the office of Barcelona president Sandro Rosell.
-Vilanova has signed his new contract as first-team coach until June 30, 2014 in front of president Rosell, sporting vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu, sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta and the coach's representative, read the statement.
-At this same act, Jordi Roura has signed his new contract as assistant coach of the first team, and Aureli Altimira as fitness coach.
-With Tito Vilanova on the bench of the first team, the continuity of a model of play that is recognised throughout the world is assured. Girona-born Vilanova becomes the 16th Catalan coach in the club's history, it concluded.
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