Barcelona are aiming to dominate world football for a generation, according to the club’s president Sandro Rosell.
The Camp Nou side have had a terrific start to the season in La Liga, winning all of their games and already opening up an eight point lead over rivals Real Madrid.
Despite Jose Mourinho’s side wrestling the Primera Division title from Pep Guardiola last season and being shocked by Chelsea in the defence of their Champions League title, Rosell is convinced Barça are still the dominant club team in the world and wants it to continue for many years.
He also wants the Catalan club to prove that cycles of domination do not always last a few years, and has a vision of current manager Tito Vilanova leading the side to titles for the next decade.
“Normally in football cycles last three years, then you tend to go back down," he told Spanish newspaper Sport.
“This cycle has already lasted four. This year we started well and hopefully it'll be five, six... we're trying to break the myth that good cycles only last three years.
“For now, we have Tito Vilanova during the next two years and I wish they were two, plus two, plus four, plus three... because it would mean that everything is going well and our decision [to hire Vilanova] was correct.”
Their 100 per cent record in La Liga was almost lost this weekend, however, as they needed to come from two goals down against Sevilla on Saturday – a last minute David Villa strike made sure the run continued.