Vilanova to return to Barcelona this week

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will return to the Nou Camp “this week” from New York, where he has been receiving treatment for cancer, the Spanish giants said on Monday.



“Tito Vilanova will be back in Barcelona this week after two months spent in New York,” Barca said on its website.



Vilanova has been Stateside since January 22 to undergo treatment after suffering a relapse of the cancer in his parotid gland towards the end of last year.



Assistant coach Jordi Roura has taken charge of Barcelona in the absence of Vilanova, who first underwent surgery in November 2011.

Read more :
  • Robin Soderling behind schedule in comeback
    Robin Soderling has revealed that he is behind schedule in his comeback from glandular fever. The Swede, who has not played since July due to the illness, had hoped to be back this month, ...
  • Brian Gay reaps reward after long battle to add yards
    LA QUINTA, California - Brian Gay's quest to add length to his driving led to a frustrating 2012 campaign but his increased yardage off the tee helped him clinch his fourth PGA Tour victory...
  • 49ers in Super Bowl after comeback against Atlanta
    ATLANTA - The San Francisco 49ers battled back from a 17-0 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons 28-24 on Sunday and book their first trip to the Super Bowl in 18 years where they will face...
  • Italy attack-minded for Malta match
    Fresh off a rousing comeback against Brazil in a friendly, Cesare Prandelli's Italy side face a trip to Malta on Tuesday as they look to extend their lead over Bulgaria in Group B and move ...
  • Joey Barton says Neymar overrated
    Controversial former England international Joey Barton sank his claws into Brazil starlet Neymar on Tuesday, taking to Twitter to dismiss the South American's abilities. "Neymar is the Jus...
  • I-League: Sporting Clube de Goa look to keep momentum going against ONGC
    Sporting Clube de Goa will look to keep their winning momentum intact as they face ONGC in a 22nd round match of the I-League at the Duler stadium in Mapusa on Thursday. Sporting have rais...
  • Li Na, Jelena Jankovic out of Paris Open
    Li Na and Jelena Jankovic have both retired from the Paris Open with injuries. French Open champion Na withdrew while trailing Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova 7-6 (7/5), 3-2 in their round-on...
  • Pune FC retains Under-20 I-League title
    Two brilliant goals scored by defender Henry Monsang in each half helped defending champions Pune FC retain the U-20 I-League title as they outplayed East Bengal 3-0. Meanwhile, Tata Footba...