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Guardiola extends contract with Barca

07-15-2010 13:59 BJT

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Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has agreed to a one-year contract extension which ties him to the club until June 2011.

Guardiola appeared on Wednesday with new club president Sandro Rosell to shake hands on the deal. After that they were joined by assistant coach Tito Vilanova, who is also staying a further year and the club's sporting vice-president, Josep Maria Bartomeu. The former Barca midfielder has won seven titles in two years since replacing Frank Rijkaard at the helm in 2008, lifting the Champions League in 2009 and winning back-to-back La Liga trophies.

Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola celebrates after his side retained their La Liga title at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona in this May 16, 2010 file photo.
Barcelona's coach Pep Guardiola celebrates after his side retained their La Liga 
title at Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona in this May 16, 2010 file photo.

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