01 May 2012

Ten Cate blesses the choice of Tito Vilanova

The second of Rijkaard at Barça believes that Pep Guardiola relay "is the best option."
The Dutchman said: "Guardiola's Barça is an enhanced version of Rijkaard's Barça.

Henk ten Cate, assistant coach of FC Barcelona between 2003 and 2006 in a bench headed by Frank Rijkaard, has blessed the decision of the board of Sandro Rosell to elect Tito Vilanova as a substitute for Pep Guardiola. "It's a very good decision. Tito knows the whole environment and style of Barça. I think it was very important in recent years, knows the players. I think is the best option," he assured the current coach of the Shandong Luneng Taishan Chinese in an interview with COM Radio.

Guardiola understands the Dutch for having communicated their march. "It's a miracle that a coach is five years. Are working hard with the pressure of everyone having to play well and win matches and with a style that is most difficult to do." In this sense, Ten Cate has stated that "Rijkaard and Guardiola has done a great job" and that "Guardiola's Barça is an enhanced version of Rijkaard's Barça. We started something and Guardiola has improved on. The Guardiola's football been the best but yes, less spectacular. "

Moreover, the former assistant to Rijkaard, who fought with Barça José Mourinho's Chelsea in the second round of the Champions League 2004-05 and 2005-06, has praised the Portuguese: "Mourinho's style is very defensive. a personamente me I like, but you can not say that's not good coach. A good coach is a great coach with success. is a different style that people like of Barça or holadeses. Mourinho's style is also a winning style. "

Among the other names of the interview stand Sandro Rosell, "a very intelligent person and a great leader" for Ten Cate, and Joan Laporta: "A big chair." The Dutchman has described Leo Messi as "the best player in the world" and Ronaldinho as "the best in his time," while also emphasized the value of Xavi: "It is the player previously less appreciated by the environment, something different from now. for me, Xavi was one of the most important players of Barça at the time I was me. "Finally, Thiago Motta has hit out: In the Barça he was a player unprofessional. " (via MD)