Spanish media is reporting former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova is in hospital again because of a recurrence of the throat cancer he has been fighting for more than two years, Tito has died at the age of 45.
The former Barcelona B and Mallorca midfielder was appointed assistant to Pep Guardiola in 2008 and was handed the reigns in summer 2012 following Guardiola’s decision to take a sabbatical.
Vilanova’s Barcelona won the title, equalling Real Madrid’s record 100-point haul, last season but Vilanova missed two months of the campaign through illness, during which his assistant Jordi Roura took control of the team.
He had a tumour removed from his parotid gland in November 2011 after being treated by chemotherapy and radio therapy. He has been visited by friends and family in the clinic.
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