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Joan Laporta: Tito Vilanova's Election as FC Barcelona Manager Was Rushed

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Roberto Alvarez-GallosoChief Writer IMay 16, 2012

The former FC Barcelona President Joan Laporta stated that the decision to elect Tito Vilanova as manager was a hurried one. Laporta continued to say that Sandro Rosell, the current Barca president, was the one who rushed into the decision.

Laporta did not rule out running for President of FC Barcelona in the future. He also said that outgoing manager Pep Guardiola did things that did not correspond to a person in his position.

Laporta went ahead and said that Rosell damaged the club to the point that Guardiola did not renew his contract. He made his declarations before the Catalan/Spanish radio station Catalunya Radio.

The statements were reported by the Spanish News Agency EFE (h/t to ABC of Spain). Laporta also alluded to the legal battles between La Blaugrana and former honorary president Johann Cruyff.

It appears that FC Barcelona's problems were not limited to the players and manager. The problems might be present in the area of the Presidents and upper hierarchy.

It is unknown whether Laporta is using the Vilanova issue as a way to return to the Barca Presidency.

La Blaugrana has to find a way to get itself back on track after Euro 2012. The road remains difficult, but the time is of the essence.

It is hoped that Barca could find a way to get back on track next season in order to silence the critics and those who jumped on the bandwagon.

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