Vilanova gets nine out of 10 so far, says Barcelona vice-president Bartomeu

The Primera Division giants are quite satisfied with their coach, while adding that Lionel Messi is loving life at the Camp Nou side
Josep Maria Bartomeu has made it clear that Barcelona are very pleased with new head coach Tito Vilanova's work at the club.

The 44-year-old replaced Pep Guardiola at the helm this summer and has guided the Camp Nou side to five consecutive Liga victories, much to the delight of the club.

"Tito, for now, I'd give a nine out of 10. He clearly knows what he wants and makes good decisions; we like that a lot," Bartomeu told La Graderia.

The vice-president then went on to stress that Lionel Messi would be less happy at another club than he currently is at Barcelona because of the good atmosphere at the Catalans.

"Messi was born here as a professional. He grew up with the project, he believes in the project and he's the leader of the project. Money comes later. He wouldn't be so happy at any other club," he added.

"The Barca dressing-room is really close-knit. The players get on very well and there's a good relationship with the fans in the stands. The people are continuing to enjoy things and the titles will come."

Bartomeu also reiterated that the Blaugranas are closely monitoring the situation of Santos star Neymar and added the forward would fit in very well at the Camp Nou side.

"Neymar has a contract with Santos until 2014 but he's a player that would fit perfectly with Barca's idea of the game. We haven't paid anything for him but if he wants to play in Europe we'll go after him."

Neymar netted in Santos' 2-0 Recopa Sudamericana win over Universidad de Chile on Wednesday.