Barcelona will have to continue their march at the top of La Liga without Tito Vilanova after it was revealed the coach has suffered a relapse of a tumour on which he was operated just over a year ago.
(From L) Barcelona's players, Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Victor Valdes attend a press conference called by Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell about coach Tito Vilanova, at the club's Sports Center Joan Gamper in St Joan Despi, near Barcelona, on December 19, 2012. It was revealed Vilanova has suffered a relapse of a tumour on which he was operated just over a year ago.
The 44-year-old who took over from Pep Guardiola at the beginning of the season was thought to have fully recovered from surgery last November to remove the growth on his parotid gland, and he was back at work within 15 days.
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