President Sandro Rosell, at the press conference PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB

Speaking to the press this evening, President Sandro Rosell announced that Tito Vilanova would be standing down as a result of his new medical treatment, the team would not be playing in Poland on Saturday night and that a new coach would be presented early next week.

Closing his press conference, President Rosell explained: “life goes on. Obviously this is a hard blow to take, but Barça has suffered many blows in our history and we have always come through. This will be no different”, adding a plea to the assembled media : “I am asking you all for understanding – think first about the people involved and then about the Club”

Below is the complete press conference:


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