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Pep Guardiola sad over Tito Vilanova death

Pep Guardiola claims that he will mourn the death of friend and former colleague Tito Vilanova for the rest of his days.

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has claimed that he will mourn the death of friend and former colleague Tito Vilanova for the rest of his life.

Vilanova passed away on Friday at the age of 45 following a lengthy battle with throat cancer, prompting the football world to react with their own tributes for the coach.

He spent four years working alongside Guardiola as his assistant at Barcelona in an era which saw the Catalan giants dominate the continental game by claiming two Champions League titles and eight domestic trophies.

Speaking to reporters following his side's 5-2 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday, the Spaniard described Vilanova as "more than a friend" and claimed that he will never fully get over his passing.

"It was difficult for me to follow the match today," he said. "Tito was more than a friend. The sadness I feel will accompany me for the rest of my life. We were young, we wanted to beat the world, and we did."

Barcelona have announced that the funeral will take place on Monday.

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Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova smiles as he leaves a press conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on October 1, 2012
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