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Vilanova backed by Barca director

Dec 04, 2012 7:55 PM GMT

Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is confident that Tito Vilanova is the right man to guide Barcelona to silverware this term.

Vilanova replaced Pep Guardiola as Barca coach at the end of last season and has helped the Catalans to the best La Liga start in history with 13 wins from 14 games.

"We're in good hands. When I see him working in his space, I feel that we are in good hands. Tito has the same philosophy, he is Pep's heir," Zubizarreta was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"It was worth continuing with this unfinished idea of football, to make use of some winning players, and to stay faithful to the style that has made such a wonderful example of our club.

"I don’t judge him on his results. Tito’s strength for me is the way he has developed and the way he makes decision in difficult situations."

Barcelona are preparing for the Champions League match at home to Benfica on Wednesday, having already secured top spot in Group G.