Rosell: “It’s a hard blow to take”

President Sandro Rosell, at the press conference  PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB
The Club President reminded supporters: “Barça has suffered many blows in our history and we have always come through. This will be no different”

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: