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Barcelona official blasts current and former players; reveals club secrets

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During an interview with the Catalan NewspaperRegio 7, Carles Rexach criticized the eating habits of Lionel Messi, the managerial skills of Luis Enrique, passed judgement on current and former Barcelona players while revealingsome club secrets.

The interview took place last year, but the quotes have only now surfaced and were published earlier today by the Catalan dailySPORT.

Barcelona official blasts current and former players; reveals club secrets

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During an interview with the Catalan NewspaperRegio 7, Carles Rexach criticized the eating habits of Lionel Messi, the managerial skills of Luis Enrique, passed judgement on current and former Barcelona players while revealingsome club secrets.

The interview took place last year, but the quotes have only now surfaced and were published earlier today by the Catalan dailySPORT.

Barcelona rename training field ‘Camp Tito Vilanova’ in honor former manager

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FC Barcelona have officially renamed their first team's training field 'Camp Tito Vilanova' in honor of the club legend who passed away in April 2014.

Vilanova began his playing career in Barcelona's youth system before moving on to numerous La Liga clubs during his senior career. The native of Catalonia went on to work as an assistant coach under former Barca boss Pep Guardiola before ultimately taking control of the club in 2012.

Barcelona rename training ground ‘Camp Tito Vilanova’ in honor former manager

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FC Barcelona have officially renamed their first team's training ground'Camp Tito Vilanova' in honor of their former manager and club legend who passed away in April 2014.

Vilanova began his playing career in Barcelona's youth system before moving on to numerous La Liga clubs during his senior career.

The Messi Saga Takes Another Turn

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The Lionel Messi will he stay or leave saga threatens to destroy the rest of Barcelona's season will news breaking on a daily basis about is relationship with the club.

On the morning that the news broke that Chelsea had spoken to Messi's father (and agent) about a possible move this summer, former Barcelona assistant Henk ten Cate has claimed that the only reason that Messi still remains at the Nou Camp is a vow he made to the late Tito Vilanova on his deathbed.

Gerardo Martino Steps Down as Barcelona Manager After Atletico Madrid Win La Liga Title

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Gerardo Martino has stepped down as manager of FC Barcelona.

According to a brief statement issued by Barcelona, Martino will leave the club by mutual constent. The decision was made shortly after Atletico Madrid tied Barcelona 1-1 at Camp Nou, which was enough to help Atleti win the 2013/14 La Liga title.

La Liga Roundup, Gameweek 35: Barcelona Win For Tito Vilanova

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Just two days after the death of Tito Vilanova, Barcelona staged a remarkable comeback to beat Villarreal but Atletico Madrid remain on course to become Spanish champions after a narrow win over Valencia. Atleti are four points ahead of Barca and six in front of Real Madrid, who thumped Osasuna to keep up the pressure in third spot.

Sometimes we ask too much from Barca Players!

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With the hard fought 3-2 victory at the El Madrigal we have kept our slender hope of retaining the La Liga title still alive. The game was bit messy withy us struggling to put the ball past Asenjo. Some would say we were lucky as our first two goals came from own goals. But I would say those came from situation and relentless pressure we created.

PHOTO: Sergio Busquets reduced to tears over Tito Vilanova

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PHOTO: Sergio Busquets reduced to tears over Tito Vilanova - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It was an emotional night atEstadioEl Madrigal yesterday. While the whole world mourned over the passing away of former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, one could imagine how hard it must be for the Catalan giants to embrace such shock.

Tito Vilanova: Barcelona’s ‘Marquis’ was both a Winner and a Warrior

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Tito Vilanova: Barcelona's 'Marquis' was both a Winner and a Warrior - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away after losing his long battle against throat cancer, Spanish side Barcelona have confirmed.

Vilanova, whosucceeded Pep Guardiola at the Camp Nou and won the Spanish League title in his only season in charge, succumbed to the disease today, the news today sending shock waves throughout the footballing world.

Tito Vilanova Succumbs to Cancer | May His Soul Rest in Peace

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Barca fans received the tragic news of Tito Vilanova's death today. He was admitted to hospital yesterday after becoming seriously ill and remained extremely critical. Today afternoon he finally succumbed to throat cancer, a disease which has forced him to retire from managing Barca. Let's all remember him in our prayers.

Former Barcelona coach Vilanova dies of cancer

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By DAN KARELL

After a long battle with throat cancer, former FC Barcelona assistant and head coach Tito Vilanova passed away on Friday, the club announced. He was 45 years old.

Reports late on Thursday stated that he had been admitted to a Barcelona hospital after suffering a relapse and underwent emergency life-saving surgery that ultimately failed.

RIP Tito Vilanova – Former Barcelona Coach Dies, Aged Just 45

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By Chris Wright

Barcelona are in mourning tonight after the sad, sad, shitty news that former coach Tito Vilanova has passed away at the painfully young age of 45.

The FC Barcelona is in immense mourning. Tito Vilanova has died at the age of 45.

Barcelona Fans Unveil Mosaic to Share Support For Tito Vilanova [PHOTO]

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Barcelona supporters unveiled a mosaic at the Camp Nou today before El Clasico with Real Madrid, to show their support for former manager Tito Vilanova who is battling cancer. The mosaic read 'Forca Tito!'

Vilanova resigned as Barcelona manager in July after he relapsed from his condition of parotid gland cancer.

Barcelona and Real Madrid El Clasico Preview: More Than A Match

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This Saturday will mark this season's first head-to-head encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid. You will hear from various media outlets that this match is "arguably" the biggest game in all of sports. But there is no argument. This is the biggest game in all sports. It is big in the sense that a global audience of between 400-500 million viewers will tune in worldwide for a regular season match played by two Spanish teams.

Discovering FC Barcelona’s Manager: ‘Tata’ Martino

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Many were surprised as unknown Gerardo Martino was named Tito Vilanova's replacement when he claimed he could no longer continue with the coaching position at FC Barcelona due to a relapse in his tough disease. What most people don't know is the reason why the Argentinean matches perfectly in the role he is now in charge of, despite his career being as brilliant as other candidates' might be.

Pique Believes Barcelona Was Too Dependent On Tiki-Taka Style Last Season

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Really interesting comments from Gerard Pique that Barcelona become too predictable under Tito Vilanova last season and that new coach Gerardo Martino's tactical approach gives the team more options.

"We've had a number of years with homegrown coaches in charge, first Pep and then Tito," Pique told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

La Liga Season Preview: Martino and Ancelotti On Their Marks as La Liga Race Begins

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The 2013/14 season of La Liga kicks off this weekend. Champions Barcelona once again prepare to start the campaign with a new coach. Argentine Gerardo Martino took over at Camp Nou in less than ideal circumstances after Tito Vilanova was forced to step down to continue his battle with cancer and will need to instill continuity in the face of continued high expectations.

Fabregas Confirms He Is Staying At Barcelona

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Manchester United's pursuit of Cesc Fabregas is apparently over after the Barcelona midfielder says he has never considered leaving Barcelona this summer.

Finally speaking from Kuala Lumpur as Barca continue their pre-season Asian tour, Fabregas appeared to put all of the transfer talk to bed saying:

"My dream is to play here, I have never considered leaving," he told Mundo Deportivo.

Jonathan Dos Santos made it Happen; He Stays at Barca!

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Perseverance is a big word. An online dictionary defines it as "steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement." or may be more philosophically as "continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.

Manchester United Prepare Huge Bid for Barcelona Star Fabregas

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Despite several remarks by Barcelona officials and its manager Gerardo Martino that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale, Manchester United appear intent on signing the Spaniard. They have already had two bids for the player rejected. Their latest offer of £30 million plus a few add-ons comes very close to the fee Barcelona paid to Arsenal in 2011.

Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas not going anywhere insists new Barcelona boss

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Manchester United target Cesc Fabregas not going anywhere insists new Barcelona boss - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have suffered a major set-back today in their pursuit of midfielder Cesc Fabregas, after new Barcelona coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino quashed the rumours of selling the Spaniard, reports The Guardian.

Friday Kickoff: Martino introduced as Barcelona manager; Qatar World Cup could start in November; and more

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Making quick work of negotiations, Barcelona only needed seven days to appoint a replacement for the ill Tito Vilanova as manager of Barcelona.

Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta introduced Gerardo "Tata" Martino to the press on Friday, making Martino the fourth Argentine manager in Barcelona's history as he signed a two-year contract with the club.

FC Barcelona Have Agreed With Tata Martinez

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After the announcement that Tito Vilanova will not be able to be Barcelona's coach, much speculation surrounded the web about who would take over for the Cules. The list of coaches who were thought of being able to substitute Vilanova was filled with great names. Former Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique was seen as one of the favorites in the list, Gerardo "Tata" Martinez also seemed as a strong option, and even Anzhi's former coach Guus Hiddink who resigned earlier today was thought to be in the mix.

FC Barcelona Have Agreed With Tata Martino

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After the announcement that Tito Vilanova will not be able to be Barcelona's coach, much speculation surrounded the web about who would take over for the Cules. The list of coaches who were thought of being able to substitute Vilanova was filled with great names. Former Barcelona B coach Luis Enrique was seen as one of the favorites in the list, Gerardo "Tata" Martino also seemed as a strong option, and even Anzhi's former coach Guus Hiddink who resigned earlier today was thought to be in the mix.

Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas Considering move to Manchester United

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Manchester United appear increasingly confident of securing Cesc Fabregas after the player has told his close allies – according to Sky Sports – that he may consider his future at Barcelona. The former Arsenal man was subjected to a new bid from United. The Premier league outfit have increased their offer to around £30 million along with a few add-ons.

Barcelona’s New Coach Tata Martino Says “No Rivalry” With Atletico Coach Simeone, Newell Feels Loss

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You've probably heard that former Newells Old Boys and Paraguay national team manager, Gerardo "Tata" Martino has officially been announced as Barcelona's new coach. Naturally, 50-year-old Martino also hails from Rosario, the city that has Lionel Messi's name written all over it.

Barcelona’s new manager can make referees attack him using only his words

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Newly appointed Gerardo Martino seems to fit Barcelona's very specific manager shaped hole rather perfectly. He's from Lionel Messi's hometown (Rosario, Argentina) and joins after a successful stint with his old club, Newell's Old Boys. He's an admirer of Pep Guardiola and has previously stated that Barcelona's style of play is "the style I like most.

VIDEO: Manchester United plan club record bid for Fabregas

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Premier League champions Manchester United are thought to be putting together a club record-shattering bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, after the Red Devil's second bid of£30 million was rebuffed by the Catalan giants.

Gerardo “Tata” Martino pips Luis Enrique to become Barca Coach

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OFFICIAL UPDATE : FC Barcelona has confirmed the appointment of Gerardo Martino as head coach for next two seasons.

Unconfirmed reports are emerging that Barca has finalised on Gerardo "Tata" Martino as the replacement for Tito Vilanova. The club has not openly confirmed these reports and even Martino has confirmed that the final decision is not taken.

Barcelona Appoint Gerardo Martino As Successor to Tito Vilanova: Nightly Soccer Report

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Tata will replace Tito.

Barcelona have appointed Gerardo "Tata" Martino as the successor to Tito Vilanova. The new Barca manager was recommended by Lionel Messi after impressing at Argentine club Newell's Old Boys both as a player and manager.

Read more insight in the articles below.

Martino in running to replace Tito

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Barcelona caused a whirlwind of shock on Friday by revealing that manager Tito Vilanova has stepped down from his post in order to continue treatment for his ongoing throat cancer, which kept him away from the squad for parts of the last season, according to The Guardian.

While this news does come as rather unexpected, Barcelona responded to the media hastily by announcing that they will introduce Vilanova's replacement next week.

AN OPEN LETTER FROM ex-FC BARCELONA COACH TITO VILANOVA

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Five Of The Best: Indirect Freekicks Scored From Inside The Penalty Area (Videos)

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Tuesday night's match at the Emirates saw one of football's rarest phenomenonsoccur deep inside the Arsenal penalty area.

A minute or so into the second half, Petr Cech was forced to handlea shoddy back-pass from Nacho Monreal, thus giving Sunderland an indirect freekick inside the 18-yard box.

Reaction to loss in Montreal, HCI with big road win, league results, more

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Reaction as Union's winless streak stretches to seven games. Harrisburg wins in front of 20k in Sacramento. League results. More news.

Tito Vilanova - One Who Left us Early

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"You should never get nervous about anything. What today seems important tomorrow isn't so any more. - Tito Vilanova"

Tributes have been flowing from all directions to the Club following the tragic death of the ex-Barca manager. Every club in Europe and League has expressed their sorrow at the death of Tito Vilanova.

Tito

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I'm sitting in a cab, best friend at my side, on our way to a friend's surprise bachelorette party. My phone pings with a twitter notification and I swipe it. Read the tweet. My heart gives a physical jolt, my hand presses onto it and I can't breathe. "Oh my God." My friend asks what's the matter.

Tello Snubbed Summer Liverpool Switch

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Barcelona youngster Cristian Tello has revealed he rejected advances from Liverpool this summer, instead opting to fight for his place at the Nou Camp.
The highly-rated 22-year-old has progressed through the youth ranks at the Catalan club and despite featuring 29 times under Tito Vilanova last term, remains behind the likes of Ibrahim Afellay, Pedro Rodriguez and Alexis Sanchez, as well as new signing Neymar, in the Barca pecking order.

Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho's Three Wishes

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will face his biggest test of the season so far on Monday evening as his side take on the Premier League champions Manchester United. However, when asked recently on Football Overload TV in Malaysia what he would ask for if he was given three wishes, the Portuguese tactician didn't ask for a win.

Luis Enrique in Prime Position to become Barca First Team Coach

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Former Football Club Barcelona player and B team coach Luis Enrique is widely expected to replace Tito Vilanova as first team coach. Currently the Spaniard is managing La Liga side Celta de Vigo, and has a 3 million buy-out clause. Barca management is ready to buy him from Celta and the initial report is that the Celta may not oppose such a move.