The Barcelona president has revealed that the manager Tito Vilanova will be returning from his cancer treatment in January. Barcelona have been dealt a major blow with the news that the manager Tito Vilanova is suffering from cancer, which has come as a major shock to the world as well. The 44-year-old only recently took over as the manager of one of the biggest clubs in the world from Pep Guardiola. He has already had a hint of cancer back in 2011 and underwent surgery. Now, he has had a recurrence of the problem and will be missing a major chunk of the season.
However, due to the fact that there is no football in Spain during the Christmas and New Year period, Tito Vilanova will not be absent from the Barcelona touchline for a long period. Barcelona have made one of the best starts to a la Liga season under the regime of the new manager, as they have dropped just two points in the 17 matches so far. As a result, they have a nine-point advantage over the second placed team Atletico Madrid, while the main rivals Real Madrid are a massive 16 points behind them in the table, which makes Barcelona the odds on favourite to win the title this season.
“He’ll be back within 15 or 20 days but he must spend some days at the hospital and rest. He will mix work with his treatment. The most important thing is his health. Right now football comes second,” said the Barcelona president Sandro Rosell in a recent interview. All the members from the club have said that the return of the manager in full health is far more important than the football. The Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was recently sported having a T-shirt in support of the manager.