Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova set to resign due to illness

Posted by - July 19, 2013 - Spain

Tito Vilanova is expected to stand down as Barcelona coach later today.

The Catalan side have called a press conference for this evening and rumours coming out of the club suggest that president Sandro Rosell will announce Vilanova’s departure.

Vilanova missed a large chunk of last season when he travelled to New York for cancer treatment and rehab. The reports suggest that the 44-year-old was told today that he had suffered a relapse.

He said after his comeback that he would step aside if his illness returned again. And after learning of the setback, he has reportedly told the club that he is leaving.

The press conference is due to start at 7.30pm BST.

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  • MonkeyAce66

    do you have the link for the press conference?