Barcelona sports chief Andoni Zubizarreta is delighted the decision to go with Tito Vilanova has paid off this season.

Zubizarreta says the decision was made to continue the work of Pep Guardiola with the appointment of Vilanova.

"It was worth continuing with this unfinished idea of football, to make use of some winning players, and to stay faithful to the style that has made such a wonderful example of our club," said Zubi.

"When I see him working in his space, I feel that we are in good hands … Tito has the same philosophy, he is Pep's heir."