Pep steps down - Tito Vilanova will be the next Barša coach

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Pep steps down - Tito Vilanova will be the next Barša coach

Post by fcb on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:43 am

So it's 99% certain now that Pep is leaving, and the confirmation will come in a press conference in around 1 hour's time. Who do you think should replace the greatest coach in Barša's history?

My vote goes for Bielsa. He's the closest in terms of playing style, will not disrupt the squad structure too much, knows the league now, has achieved great things with Athletic in the Cups (though needs a bigger squad to make things work in the league), and has connections to key players like Messi and Alexis. Downsides of course are that he's a bit crazy, and has a shouty style which may not please some of the experienced winners in our squad. But compared to the other options out there, he's probably the best choice.


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Post by blutgraetsche on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:16 pm

Agree on Bielsa, at least from the coaching / tactical standpoint. It remains to be seen if he can handle the other tasks asked from a manager at a big club. At least I expect him to have more of a natural authority than a young coach like AVB would have. Guardiola was young, too, but had the history at the club he knew inside out, big difference to an 'outsider' like AVB. And I really don't think that the established players playing for Barcelona who won so much silverware over the years will be that much easier to handle as the Chelsea bunch.

Either way, it is an end of an era and crucial decision for the club. But no matter who will take over, Barcelona will continue to have one of the very best (and most expensive) squads in Europe and will continue to be a force. If that dominance continues remains to be seen.


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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:16 pm

I voted Bielsa,if he wants the job I think he deserves a shot of managing the best team in the world,look what he's done in just one season with us(Athletic),imagine what he could do with much better resources.

If this was last year I wouldn't mind giving AVB a shot,but after Chelsea his confidence must be really low.He needs to go to a club with less pressure and more room to experiment before he gets to manage a club like Barca.

I don't really know the other managers you have listed,I don't think Enrique is doing very well with Romas is he? With the players he has he should be challenging for 3rd.

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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:18 pm

It's really starting to sink in now,Pep leaving will be very emotional,I think he will come back one day though.
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Post by Fade out on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:19 pm

Blanc is overrated and not suited for Barca IMO. so hope he's your next coach.
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Post by TM on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:24 pm

Still quite surprising that Pep is leaving, after all Barca were still on the treble only last week.
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Post by blutgraetsche on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:38 pm

Someone rejects the job without even being asked / considered...

Frank de Boer: I will not leave Ajax for Barcelona

The Dutchman has stressed that he is not interested in succeeding Pep Guardiola as the man in charge of the Catalan giants as it is "not the right time" for him to move


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Post by fcb on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:43 pm

TM wrote:Still quite surprising that Pep is leaving, after all Barca were still on the treble only last week.

He says he had already decided by last December, and as I said in the Barša thread, he has dropped many hints before that he won't do more than 4 years.
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Post by blutgraetsche on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:48 pm

Still, he should have gone when he won everything, e.g. last season, or stay and win again before leaving.

The epic collapse in which Barcelona more or less lost everything in a week leaves a bit of a bad taste.

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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:50 pm

blutgraetsche wrote:Someone rejects the job without even being asked / considered...

Frank de Boer: I will not leave Ajax for Barcelona

The Dutchman has stressed that he is not interested in succeeding Pep Guardiola as the man in charge of the Catalan giants as it is "not the right time" for him to move


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Arrogant c**t lol! classic Dutch style.
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Post by fcb on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:53 pm

Rosell has announced that Tito Vilanova will take over as coach! WTF! I thought his health was poor and he couldn't continue and that's one of the reasons Pep wanted to quit Crazy

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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:59 pm

Tito! I didn't see that one coming,he's meant to be very strong tactically and he obviously has a good understanding of the club and players.

Seems like a good move. <Ale>
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Post by fcb on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:16 pm

I don't know - if Pep is leaving because he feels the club needs a refreshing of ideas, this is hardly it. Tito will give the exact same tactical direction, but without the 'been there, done that' motivation part (he's never played for a big club, and only reached the B team at Barša). Hopefully senior players like Puyol and Xavi can take the lead in that department.

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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:22 pm

At least we know he will carry on our clubs/Peps philosophy.Maybe with a few tweaks which will freshen us up.I thought he was older than 42,late 40's maybe.He's supposed to be a very smart guy anyway and the players will have a lot of respect for him,the players wouldn't have as much respect for someone like AVB who is young and who they don't know.

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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:23 pm

fcb wrote:I don't know - if Pep is leaving because he feels the club needs a refreshing of ideas, this is hardly it. Tito will give the exact same tactical direction, but without the 'been there, done that' motivation part (he's never played for a big club, and only reached the B team at Barša). Hopefully senior players like Puyol and Xavi can take the lead in that department.

But isn't Pep leaving because of personal reasons? He no longer has the energy to do his job as good as in the past.

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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:33 pm

Barca without Pep
Is like art without craft
Itĺs like FIFA without graft
Itĺs like fish without chips

Barca without Pep
Is like a duke with no duchess
Itĺs like Owen without crutches
Itĺs like a kiss without lips

Barca without Pep
Is like Scholes without fouling
Torture sans disembowelling
Tortillas without dips

Barca without Pep
Is like a bank with no base-rate
Itĺs like the CL without fate
Itĺs like Bloods without Crips

Barca without Pep
Is like Rome without history
Itĺs like Redknapp without Ĺliterallyĺ
Itĺs like seas without ships


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Post by fcb on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:38 pm

Um ok calm down...

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Post by worms. on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:50 pm

Guardiola: "there will come a day when 'I want to go back' and return. In the meantime I will do something else"

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