Barcelona: Tito Vilanova's step up from assistant to Barcelona coach for next season is a sign of continuity rather than the end of an era, the outgoing Pep Guardiola said after Friday's 3-0 King's Cup final triumph.
Guardiola signed off the same way that he started at Barcelona, with a Cup final win over Athletic Bilbao, securing his 14th trophy from the 19 competitions he has competed in since taking charge in 2008.
"The important thing is that, with the concept we have, it will continue," Guardiola told his last post-match news conference at the Calderon in Madrid.
"These players will be just as competitive. Everything will continue the same. The way we play didn't start and doesn't finish with me. I leave with my head held high and with the club in a position so that everything will carry on functioning the way it has been doing."...more
04:05 PM, May 27, 2012