Vilanova perfect – Puyol

Guardiola is leaving Barcelona and Vilanova seems set to take over.

“We all wanted Pep to continue,” Puyol told a news conference on Saturday. “Once he had decided to go for the reasons he gave, which we understand and respect, the best news we could have had was that Tito Vilanova would be staying.

“It’s a blow Guardiola is going, but Tito staying means the project continues. Tito knows the team better than anyone, knows a great deal about football, and understands the philosophy perfectly. He is the ideal person to continue the project.”