Barcelona To Make Vilanova Official Later This Week
Barcelona and Former Assistant Manager Tito Vilanova have “agreed on the principals” of a deal forVilanova to become head coach, according to Joan Josep Pallas of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The agreement came after Barcelona Sporting Dir Andoni Zubizarreta met with Vilanova’s agent, Josep Maria Orobitg. The two-year contract should be signed by midweek, with Vilanova "probably" being introduced as head coach Friday (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 6/11). AS’s R. Romero is reporting that “if nothing strange happens” Barcelona scout Jordi Roura will be hired as Vilanova’s assistant coach at Barca (AS, 6/11).
EXTENSION: MUNDO DEPORTIVO reported that management for the “Azulgrana” side has also offered Zubizarreta an extension. Management is “very satisfied” with Zubizarreta’s work over the past two years and have offered him an extension through '16. His current contract expires on June 30, '13 (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 6/11).