Tito Vilanova steps down as Barcelona boss

It has been reported today that Barca coach Tito Vilanova is to step down after suffering a relapse of a tumour he had removed just last year.

Tito underwent surgery in November of last year to remove a growth on his parotid gland. The parotid gland is a salivary gland in humans. It is one of a pair, and the largest of the salivary glands.

The tumour is thought to have reappeared and now FC Barcelona are desperately searching for an interim manager to temporary replace the 44 year old Vilanova.

Barca are an amazing  9 points clear of their nearest rival who is Atletico Madrid who they beat by 4 goals to 1 last Sunday. Tito Vilanova took over from Pep Guardiola last summer and has had a terrific run this season so far.

Messi, Puyol and  Xavi have all renewed their contracts and therefore will make Barca a force to be reckoned with in the future. Leo Messi has renewed until 2018 while Carles Puyol and Xavi Hernandez have both penned a deal until 2016.

FC Barcelona released a statement this morning announcing they had suspended all media activities for today but did not go into details. They also confirmed that a further announcement would be made later on today.

The statement read: “Barcelona announce that it is has suspended the press conference from president Sandro Rosell planned for midday. As well as that, the media Christmas lunch has been cancelled.
“Later today the club will issue a further release. Until that time we will not make any announcement about this matter.
“We regret any inconvenience this decision may cause.”

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  1. mohamed jama says

    we want pep guardiola

  2. Pls we really nid pep 4 nw bcs is under must.

  3. if possible, pep guadiola should be retain as barca manager.

  4. Wish u d quickest recovery, my lovelly coach.

  5. Pep Guardiola should accept to help out since it his club.

  6. I love tito so much, I promise to be with you in prayer


  8. we should signe new players in junuary

  9. Auld Super says

    The mighty Pep will help us in our time of need, of that I have no doubt.

  10. my god will gif u gud recorver tito (Ameen) pls pepu com elp yr asistans in barca f c god will be wet you ooo! (Ameen).

  11. Pls let look for coach that will weak on Tito step. Titi sory God wil heal u in Jesus dear name – Amen

  12. Get well soon Tito and will always love and support u..,Pep its time to return and help out where Tito has left.

  13. tito,i wish u quick recovery.is nt going to be easy for barca to hav different intrim manager to maintain nine and fourteen points clear from rivals.UP BARCA.

  14. vito i wish u a quick recovery.we miss u.

  15. Joseph o samuel says

    Please I want fc barcelona to do their effort they could, to may sure that tito vilanova get well.

  16. we love u tito

  17. Don kelvin says

    Tito V will seriously be missed, all thesame we pray he is in good health pretty soon, i think we need Pep G .

  18. Guardiola have moved on.tito’s assistant should take over.guardiola is the past for barca now.BARCA FOR LIFE

  19. Auld Super says

    Pep will never be the past for Barca. As much as I love Tito and hope he gets well soon Pep is and always will be Mr Barca !


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