This morning, through a press conference, President of Futbol Club Barcelona, Sandro Rosell announced the departure of coach Josep Guardiola at the end of the season. The decision is taken after the coach decided not to renew his contract.
“Four years, is enough time to wear you down, I am drained, and need a refill,” said Guardiola. “(…) I leave with a sense of duty well done; proud of being here, this is a club of a force, a life and a unstoppable power.”
Subsequently, Rosell announced that the new Barça coach will be the second coach Tito Vilanova, who will take over as coach of Barcelona club.
Several of the Barcelona players were present at the press conference. The notable absentee was Lionel Messi, who through social networking justified his absence by “the great emotion that I feel” and thanked Pep “Pep with all my heart I thank you for all that you have given to my personal and professional career.” Several players expressed their thanks through social networks.
Pep Guardiola is the most successful coach in Barcelona’s history, having won 13 titles of the 16 he has played since 2008, which could add another title to his already extensive collection. Two Champions Leagues (2009, 2011), two Club World (2009, 2011), three league titles (2009, 2010, 2011), a Copa del Rey (2009), two European Super Cups (2009, 2011) and three Super Cups in Spain (2009, 2010, 2011).