Iniesta: Martino a model fit

Andres Iniesta believes that Gerardo Martino’s appointment as Barcelona Coach is the right move going forward.

The club have acted to replace Tito Vilanova, who stepped down last week due to ill health, with the 50-year-old Argentine, confirming his appointment today.

“What the club decides is best for the club. I believe that he will fit in with our model,” Iniesta has reflected to reporters this week.

“It’s a good decision. I know him from facing him [as Paraguay Coach] during the World Cup in South Africa. He seems to be a good Coach.”

The midfielder reflected on Barca’s upcoming season, which sees domestic rivals Real Madrid and European champions Bayern Munich both under new management.

“With the signing of Neymar we will improve and we will have more chances to aim for all the titles. Madrid will be one of the rivals to beat whilst Bayern with Guardiola will be much stronger.

“I hope that there is tranquillity for us to work in the best way. We give Tito much support for him to overcome his illness.”

The club have sold Thiago Alcantara to Bayern this summer and see Manchester United pressing for Cesc Fabregas.

“Thiago’s sale was a personal decision and you have to accept it. Cesc I only see at Barcelona. I do not consider him leaving.”

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