What Tito Vilanova Has Proven so Far in the Shadow in Pep Guardiola

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What Tito Vilanova Has Proven so Far in the Shadow in Pep Guardiola
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Pep Guardiola rocked the football world in April when he announced that he would not be returning to Barcelona (via ESPN).

The Catalan player-turned-coach won an astonishing 14 trophies with the Club in merely four years and is seen as one of the greatest coaches in Barcelona history. 

As a farewell celebration commenced, tears filled the eyes of players and Guardiola himself as he was saying goodbye to his home.

The next step for the Club was a big one. Who was going to replace Pep in charge of La Blaugrana?

I had personally been calling for his long-time assistant, Tito Vilanova, even before Guardiola made his exit official.

Tito Vilanova, who also played for the Barcelona Academy, was quickly named as Guardiola's successor and his first season in charge of the Club has been outstanding so far.

Let us take a look at the new Barcelona manager and what sets him apart from his predecessor.

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