The future coach of FC Barcelona first laid the foundation of the best cadete azulgrana's history and was the principal architect of the return of Cesc Fàbregas at the Camp Nou.
Tito went to Messi, Cesc and Piqué in the second round of the 2001-02 season. The azulgrana coach still had started this campaign as Gramanet player, but a knee injury at 33 years and a number of difficulties to complete their recovery resulted in an end of the professional football career and his imminent arrival in the dugout.
In December 2001, after receiving the approval and support of then first team coach Charly Rexach, Vilanova returned to Can Barca, he had left home in 1990 after his stint as azulgrana squad for the entity. After Christmas of that year, Tito took care of Cadete B, led to date by Albert Benaiges-current head of football at Al Wasl Dubai-which would help to Tito in the beginning, as he combined his office with the Juvenil B.
From the first practice Tito left clear his intentions to maintain the level of demand in that promising cadete B. Some classmates remember the future first team coach with great admiration. "Tito spoke to us of all rivals as if they were real good and so always motivated," says Julio of God in the book "Discovering Cesc 'Jordi Gil.
The same player Tito recalls that "controlled all the data from other cadets. Added that if a player so many goals, that if this is too fast or do these things ... i had all studied. I think it's a very similar analysis to which makes the first team now. "Vilanova getting his players were always "in tension and motivated." "We looked for not just slogans but we do not relax back crazy with the blackboard or the strategy. Just right for not lowering their guard and take the field to win," said De Dios.
Vilanova and cradled a cadete, the generation of 87 with Cesc, Messi, Piqué and Víctor Vázquez as basic pillars, which a year later would enlarge his legend from the hand of Alex Garcia to win League Copa Catalunya and Championship of Spain and finish the season unbeaten. Tito, however, eventually abandoning the ship azulgrana with the arrival of the new policy.
The future first team coach then tried his fortune in the Palafrugell, which could not save the First Catalan descent after half a season as coach. From there, Tito held the positions of athletic director and secretary Figueres and Terrassa coach, respectively, until he received a call from Guardiola to venture in order to ascend to Barça B to the Second Division B. His success in the first season and the decline of Barça of Rijkaard would open wide the doors of the first team.
During his five seasons seconding the work of Pep Guardiola in the subsidiary and the first team, Tito Vilanova always paid a high level, a fact that always endorsed his friend Pep, holding that each claimed the title role his assistant in key wins.
Tito's weight in decisions Santpedor coach was such that Guardiola convinced that the return of Cesc Fàbregas should be a priority. As revealed in the book "Discovering Cesc 'by Jordi Gil, the future first Barca coach defended his move arguing that Cesc was the" most competitive "players of his generation. Its objective is materialized in August 2011. A decade later, after inheriting the best Barça in history, which today remains competitive desire and hunger for titles, Tito aims to reissue the successes and harvested with whom he also is remembered as the best cadete of the club's history . (via SPORT)