Tito Vilanova

  • Barcelona players gather in memory of Tito Vilanova 26-04-2014 09:38 PM

    Spain: Barcelona's players and executives have gathered to pay their respects to Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou, a day after their former coach died following a battle with cancer. Barcelona's players signed a book of condolence and held a moment of silence for Vilanova, who died Friday at the age...
  • Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies at the age of 45 25-04-2014 10:07 PM

    Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away at the age of 45 after a long battle with cancer. Vilanova had a tumour removed from his throat in November 2011 before suffering a relapse in December 2012. He stepped down as Barca boss last July to continue his treatment, with...
  • Former Barcelona coach Vilanova undergoes operation 25-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Barcelona: Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova underwent an emergency operation as he continues his struggle against cancer. Vilanova is now suffering from gastric problems and had an operation late Thursday night at the Quiron clinic, where his condition has been described as "stable but serious", reports Xinhua. The 45-year-old was...
  • Gerardo Martino surprised by Barcelona appointment 24-07-2013 09:54 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona fans were not the only ones surprised by the club's decision to appoint Gerardo Martino as coach. Even the little-known Argentine, who will replace Tito Vilanova, says he was caught off-guard when the club came calling. Martino says "I did not expect it." But he also added that...
  • Carlos Puyol saddened by Tito Vilanova's departure 23-07-2013 04:30 PM

    Madrid: Barcelona captain Carlos Puyol has expressed shock at Tito Vilanova stepping down as Barcelona coach to continue with his cancer treatment. Vilanova had appeared to have got over the cancer of the salivary gland, which caused him to miss several months of last season as he underwent treatment in...
  • Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to be Vilanova's successor at Barcelona: reports 22-07-2013 10:32 PM

    After Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova stepped down due to ill health on Friday, it has been learned that the Catalans giants are in contact with Argentine Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to take over at Nou Camp. According to reports in Marca.com, Barcelona's sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta, is in Buenos Aires for...
  • Barcelona ready to back new coach, says Carles Puyol 22-07-2013 07:26 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona captain Carles Puyol says the team is still deeply affected by Tito Vilanova's illness, and is also ready to welcome his replacement in a sign of solidarity with their former coach. Puyol says Vilanova asked the squad to give its utmost for the club because it would be...
  • Martino, Enrique would fit in well at Barca, says Puyol 22-07-2013 05:33 PM

    Barcelona: Gerardo Martino and Luis Enrique are both suitable candidates to succeed Tito Vilanova as Barcelona coach as their philosophies chime well with the La Liga champions' playing style, captain Carles Puyol said on Monday. Martino, 50, who recently led Newell's Old Boys to the "Final" title in his native...
  • Barcelona looking to move on after Tito Vilanova exit 20-07-2013 06:09 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona were mourning the enforced exit of ailing coach Tito Vilanova on Saturday but there was also a sense the Spanish champions were prepared to move swiftly to appoint a successor and focus on preparations for next season. President Sandro Rosell made the announcement late on Friday that Vilanova,...
  • Vilanova steps down as Barcelona coach following recurrence of throat cancer 19-07-2013 11:42 PM

    Barcelona: Tito Vilanova stepped down as Barcelona's coach following a recurrence of throat cancer. Club president Sandro Rosell said Vilanova will "follow a treatment" that will be "incompatible" with staying on as coach of the Spanish champions. Rosell made the announcement on Friday at a hurriedly called news conference. The...
  • Barcelona call news conference amid reports of Vilanova stepping down 19-07-2013 10:51 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona have called a news conference amid reports that coach Tito Vilanova is stepping down because of a recurrence of a throat illness. Barcelona say on their website that club president Sandro Rosell and football director Andoni Zubizarreta will hold a news conference at 2030 local time (1830 GMT,...
  • De Gea hopes for Fabregas' United move 17-07-2013 03:52 PM

    Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has expressed his eagerness to play alongside fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas after it was reported that the EPL side claimed to have launched a 30million bid for the Catalan midfielder. United have agreed for a record deal worth 31million overtaking their 30.8million deal for...
  • Barcelona still chasing PSG centre-back Thiago Silva 16-07-2013 07:35 PM

    Barcelona: Barcelona are still trying to lure Paris St Germain centre back Thiago Silva to the Nou Camp but will look elsewhere if they fail to snare the Brazil international, coach Tito Vilanova said on Tuesday. Filling a gap in central defence alongside Spain's Gerard Pique is the La Liga...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Tuesday 16-07-2013 07:16 PM

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. PSG sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani for a record fee Paris Saint-Germain broke the transfer record in the French league on Tuesday by signing Uruguay striker...
  • Vilanova says Fabregas wants to stay at Barcelona 16-07-2013 06:57 PM

    Barcelona: Cesc Fabregas wants to remain at Barcelona, according to coach Tito Vilanova. On Monday, Manchester United offered 30 million euros ($39 million) to bring the 26-year-old former Arsenal captain back to the Premier League. Speaking at the Spanish champion's first pre-season press conference on Tuesday, Vilanova said it was...
  • Hectic pre-season schedule lined up for Barca, Real Madrid 09-07-2013 11:45 AM

    Madrid: Primera Liga Champions FC Barcelona and runners-up Real Madrid had better stock up on reading material and video games and prepare to fasten their seatbelts as it looks like they are all in for a busy summer in terms of travelling. Financial and commercial and marketing commitments will see...
  • Barca reach 100 points, Sociedad grab fourth spot 02-06-2013 11:48 AM

    Madrid: Champions Barcelona matched La Liga's record tally of 100 points in a season and achieved a club-best total of 115 goals after sweeping aside Malaga 4-1 at the Nou Camp in their final game on Saturday. In his first campaign Barca coach Tito Vilanova equalled Real Madrid's points haul...
  • Barcelona toast title with 2-1 win over Valladolid 20-05-2013 08:26 AM

    Barcelona: Newly crowned Spanish champion Barcelona celebrated winning the league title in front of their home fans by easing to a 2-1 victory over Valladolid on Sunday. While rain and dropping temperatures threatened to dampen the party in the stands, Barcelona had little trouble keeping alive its bid to equal...
  • Barcelona close in on 22nd La Liga title 10-05-2013 10:21 AM

    Madrid: Real Madrid have stubbornly refused to capitulate in recent weeks but La Liga leaders Barcelona finally have their fate in their own hands and can secure a 22nd La Liga crown with victory at Atletico Madrid on Sunday. Barca need two points from their remaining four matches to wrest...
  • Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova may miss La Liga title celebration 06-05-2013 09:38 AM

    Madrid: Coach Tito Vilanova could miss the title celebrations if Barcelona are crowned La Liga champions on Wednesday as he will be in New York having a medical check up. Barca's 4-2 victory at home to Real Betis on Sunday left the Catalans 11 points clear of second-placed Real Madrid...
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid enter uncertain era 03-05-2013 06:29 PM

    Barcelona: With both Barcelona and Real Madrid still smarting from their respective Champions League collapses, the talk is already turning to what changes can be made - maybe even need to be made - for next season. Both Spanish teams lost to German opposition in the semi-finals. Bayern Munich routed...
  • Humbled Barcelona don't need major shake-up: Tito Vilanova 02-05-2013 08:54 AM

    Barcelona: Barcelona's Champions League humbling by Bayern Munich on Wednesday will not prompt wholesale changes to the squad and the 7-0 aggregate reverse would have been avoided had the team not been decimated by injury, coach Tito Vilanova said. Barca suffered their worst ever European defeat over two legs in...