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Pep Guardiola's right-hand man had already accepted the Blaugrana's offer to succeed his mentor as boss and now his agent has thrashed out a deal with club officials

Tito Vilanova has agreed a two-year contract with Barcelona and could be formally presented to the media as the club's new coach before the week is out, according to Mundo Deportivo.

After Pep Guardiola confirmed in April that he would be stepping down at the end of the season, the Blagurana immediately announced the former Spain international's right-hand man as his successor.
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Vilanova's agent, Josep Maria Orobitg, has now reportedly reached a tentative agreement with Barca over a deal that will tie his client to Camp Nou until 2014, and an announcement could be made on Friday.

The Spanish newspaper also claims that Barca did not even consider offering their incoming boss the option of a one-year rolling contract, which was favoured by Guardiola.

The Catalans reportedly did not want to leave themselves open to allowing another coach to run down his contract with the club and were also keen to underline that they have the utmost confidence in their rookie boss.

Vilanova represented the Barca B team during his playing days before returning as assistant coach of the club's second string in 2007.