Recent reports have emerged that FC Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has been diagnosed with a cancer relapse and has stepped down from the position of the club manager with immediate effect. Last November, Vilanova underwent a surgery on his parotid gland. Many reports suggest that Vilanova is already undergoing a surgery this afternoon. Guillem Balague, however, has tweeted that he isn’t –
Tito hasn’t been operated yet. Players will be told all this aft. Club of course looking for replacement. Now time to be prudent #animsTito
Guardiola himself was concerned about Vilanova’s health last year when he said, “Life’s given him such a hard test. You don’t know how much he suffered. But he got over it” in April 2012. Of late FC Barcelona has been plagued with injuries at regular intervals. Despite this, the grit, determination and faith has helped them to turn out to be one of the finest teams in history.
Fans around the globe will surely be saddened at such shocking news and will not only pray for his quick recovery but will also want Guardiola to comeback as an interim manager. After all, who could be more aligned to the ethos of the club other than Guardiola?
TheHardTackle will keep you updated about Vilanova’s health and recovery. Until then THT wishes Vilanova, his family and the entire club all the luck, and strength.