Rosell: I am no friend of Florentino

Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has made it clear that he is not friendly with Real Madrid counterpart Florentino Perez.

“I am not a friend of Florentino. I have only four or five friends in life,” said Rosell in an interview with Catalan newspaper Ara.

In addition, Rosell also explained whom he expected to deal with matters relating to any possible conflict between his club and Madrid.

“If it comes from the Real Madrid club or its President I will deal with it. If it comes from [Jose]Mourinho it will be Tito [Vilanova] and if it is Casillasthen Carles Puyol will answer.”

The 48-year-old also told of his relationship with former boss Pep Guardiola and believes Tito Vilanova is the ideal man to replace him on the bench at the Camp Nou.

“I got on very well with Pep. Every two months we ate together at my home and I felt very bad about losing him.

“However, Tito is a very brave man who is lively and in perfect health. We knew since October that if Pep did not continue then he would be our new Coach.”

Finally, Rosell stated that politically he had no plans to become President of Catalonia.

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