Liga - Rosell to hit back at Guardiola criticisms

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell is to respond to former boss Pep Guardiola’s remarks on Monday.

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President Rosell and Guardiola

Guardiola claimed he had become frustrated with Barca for not leaving him alone during his sabbatical in New York and, according to Marca, the Catalans have now drawn up a strategy to answer his allegations.

Rosell plans to speak on Josep Cuni’s programme on 8TV tomorrow, while director of football Andoni Zubizarreta and boss Tito Vilanova will give a Press conference the following day after the squad’s first training session.

It is believed the Barca hierarchy has held several meetings since Guardiola’s comments this week and there have been several opinions aired, from those wanting a strong response to those who advise caution and do not wish to enter into a war of words with the Bayern Munich tactician.

Rosell is understood to want to offer a pacifying image whilst not replying directly to Guardiola’s words, as he is aware the 42-year-old is Barca’s most successful Coach ever and does not intend to remain at odds with him.

In addition, he will make it clear both he and the Barcelona board of directors have never criticised Guardiola and, in contrast, have lavished nothing but praise on him in the past. 

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