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Tito Vilanova will stay on as Barcelona coach
Guillem Balague told Revista that Tito Vilanova will remain as Barcelona head coach even though the club are not convinced of his managerial abilities.
Vilanova, who replaced Pep Guardiola as Camp Nou chief last summer, has taken the club to the verge of regaining the La Liga title but coach purse outlet online store they seem destined to bow out of the Champions League at the semi final stage after a 4 0 first leg defeat to Bayern Munich.
The 44 year old has spent time away from coach outlet online shopping the dugout this term to undergo cancer treatment and Spanish football journalist Balague says that has left the Barcelona hierarchy unable to make a full assessment of his qualities.
But he reckons Vilanova, who formerly played as a midfielder with Celta Vigo and coach outlet williamsburg iowa Mallorca before managing Barcelona B and assisting Guardiola with the Catalans first team, has faltered at vital times.
"The feeling Barcelona had when they appointed wrentham outlets coach Vilanova to replace Guardiola was that it was a win win," said Balague, who also revealed that Carlo Ancelotti is the most likely candidate to replace Jose Mourinho should the Portuguese leave his post as Real Madrid manager this summer.
"Vilanova knew the players so it could have worked well and been a perfect transition from Guardiola, but if it worked badly it gave them a year to choose another manager.
"The fact he has been ill has made the decision difficult and while the board are divided between giving him another chance or not, he is going to stay on but at the crunch times in the big games he has failed to make an impact."
Former Chile chief Bielsa propelled Bilbao to both the Europa League and Copa del promo code for coach outlet Rey finals in the 2011/12 season, as well as to a 10th placed finish in La Liga, but Los Leones have found things tougher this campaign and are perched in the bottom half of the Spanish top flight.
Revista pundit Graham Hunter thinks the 57 year old has worn out his players, while he also slammed the Bilbao board for their treatment of striker Fernando Llorente, who has been in and out of the starting line up since he signed a pre contract agreement with Serie A giants Juventus.
"I think that Bielsa has mismanaged his resources and burned out his players physically and mentally," said Hunter. "He has no grey areas, doesn't step back or alter his way of acting.
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