Former Nou Camp chief in a ‘serious condition’ as he continues to battle throat cancer.
Former Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova is in a serious condition in a clinic after complications with his throat cancer, reports the Daily Mail.
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The 45-year-old, who was forced to step down in summer 2013, was taken to the emergency room on Thursday for surgery after being admitted last week when his health deteriorated.
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.