Barcelona: 5 Things We Have Learned About Tito Vilanova So Far

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Barcelona: 5 Things We Have Learned About Tito Vilanova So Far
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Tito Vilanova has endured despite a tumultuous first season as manager of Barcelona

Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova enjoyed a tumultuous first 12 months in the Camp Nou hot seat.

Whomever it was that was handed the managerial reins from Pep Guardiola was going to have a tough job on their hands, and so it is to Vilanova's great credit that he steered the Blaugrana ship through a successful and ultimately record-breaking 2012/13 season. 

A highest ever points total for the first half of the La Liga season set the tone for Barcelona to equal Real Madrid's tally of 100 La Liga points set just the year before.

Set against the backdrop of the health problems that Vilanova once again had to endure—and the associated effect that this had on the playing staff—makes this season's achievements all the more remarkable.

That he carried on throughout with dignity and humility cannot be downplayed.

Vilanova will perhaps be judged more on the coming season rather than the honeymoon period of his first year.

Let's take a look at five things that we have already learned about Barcelona's man in charge and what we may expect to see from him during the next 12 months.

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