Bartomeu, Rosell, Vilanova and Zubizarreta / PHOTO: ARCHIVE FCB

Tito Vilanova was officially presented as the new first team manager. “This is a pride. I feel strong and optimistic” he said at his first press conference. In June, several members of the first team were in Poland and Ukraine for Euro 2012. Shortly before he featured in the final, FC Barcelona announced that they had signed one of its former youth players, Jordi Alba, the left back now at Valencia.