TITO VILANOVA

  • Barcelona players gather in memory of Tito Vilanova April 26, 2014

    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 of...
  • Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova dies at the age of 45 April 25, 2014

    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 Gerardo...
  • Former Barcelona coach Vilanova undergoes operation April 25, 2014

    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 diagnosed with...
  • Gerardo Martino surprised by Barcelona appointment July 24, 2013

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

    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 New...
  • Gerardo 'Tata' Martino to be Vilanova's successor at Barcelona: reports July 22, 2013

    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...
  • Barcelona ready to back new coach, says Carles Puyol July 22, 2013

    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 the...
  • Martino, Enrique would fit in well at Barca, says Puyol July 22, 2013

    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 Argentina,...
  • Barcelona looking to move on after Tito Vilanova exit July 20, 2013

    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, who...
  • Vilanova steps down as Barcelona coach following recurrence of throat cancer July 19, 2013

    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 44yearold...
  • Barcelona call news conference amid reports of Vilanova stepping down July 19, 2013

    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, 12:00...
  • De Gea hopes for Fabregas' United move July 17, 2013

    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 centreback Thiago Silva July 16, 2013

    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 champions'...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Tuesday July 16, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's roundup 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 SaintGermain broke the transfer record in the French league on Tuesday by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani...
  • Vilanova says Fabregas wants to stay at Barcelona July 16, 2013

    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 26yearold former Arsenal captain back to the Premier League. Speaking at the Spanish champion's first preseason press conference on Tuesday, Vilanova said it was good...
  • Hectic preseason schedule lined up for Barca, Real Madrid July 9, 2013

    Madrid: Primera Liga Champions FC Barcelona and runnersup 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 both...
  • Barca reach 100 points, Sociedad grab fourth spot June 2, 2013

    Madrid: Champions Barcelona matched La Liga's record tally of 100 points in a season and achieved a clubbest total of 115 goals after sweeping aside Malaga 41 at the Nou Camp in their final game on Saturday. In his first campaign Barca coach Tito Vilanova equalled Real Madrid's points haul set...
  • Barcelona toast title with 21 win over Valladolid May 20, 2013

    Barcelona: Newly crowned Spanish champion Barcelona celebrated winning the league title in front of their home fans by easing to a 21 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 May 10, 2013

    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 the...
  • Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova may miss La Liga title celebration May 6, 2013

    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 42 victory at home to Real Betis on Sunday left the Catalans 11 points clear of secondplaced Real Madrid with...
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid enter uncertain era May 3, 2013

    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 semifinals. Bayern Munich routed Barcelona...
  • Humbled Barcelona don't need major shakeup: Tito Vilanova May 2, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona's Champions League humbling by Bayern Munich on Wednesday will not prompt wholesale changes to the squad and the 70 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 the...
  • Tito Vilanova to run 1st Barca practice since return March 29, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura says manager Tito Vilanova will direct Friday's practice, his first since returning from a 10week medical stay in New York. Roura says Vilanova will not travel with the team to Vigo for Saturday's Spanish league match against Celta Vigo. Vilanova returned home on Tuesday after...
  • Vilanova to ease himself back in after returning home March 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will gradually ease himself back into his job after arriving back in Spain on Tuesday following two months of cancer treatment in New York, the La Liga club said. The 44yearold needed a second round of surgery in December following an initial operation to remove...
  • Barcelona coach Vilanova to return to Spain this week March 25, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will return to Spain this week after two months of cancer treatment in New York, the La Liga club said on Monday. "Tito Vilanova will this week leave the city of skyscrapers to return to the Catalan capital," Barca said in a statement on their website...
  • Tito Vilanova could be back with club soon, says Barcelona president March 5, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova may have finished his cancer treatment in New York and be back with the squad by the end of March, president Sandro Rosell said on Monday. Vilanova, 44, needed a second round of surgery in December following an operation to remove a tumour from his...
  • Lionel Messi signs new contract with Barcelona until 2018 February 7, 2013

    Madrid: World Player of the Year Lionel Messi has signed a new contract with Barcelona which ties him until June 30 2018, the Spanish league leaders said on Thursday. The 25yearold penned a deal agreed in December, which includes a twoyear extension on his previous agreement and secures his services until...
  • Barcelona ready for Malaga challenge in King's Cup quarters January 15, 2013

    Madrid: When Barcelona promoted the little known Tito Vilanova to replace Pep Guardiola, the most successful coach in the club's history, few expected him to be breaking his predecessor's records six months down the line. A 31 victory at Malaga on Sunday completed a Spanish best first half of a La...
  • Cancerridden Barca manager Vilanova leaves for US for treatment January 9, 2013

    Madrid: Barcelona football coach Tito Vilanova has left for New York for a second opinion on the cancer he is suffering in his parotid gland. The coach will not be at his side's Copa del Rey return leg against Cordoba on Thursday night, reports Xinhua. Vilanova's return to the dugout Sunday to...
  • Vilanova back in charge for Barca after surgery January 5, 2013

    Barcelona: Barcelona say manager Tito Vilanova will return to the touchline on Sunday for the first time since having throat surgery to remove a tumor 16 days ago. Barcelona assistant coach Jordi Roura said on Saturday that Vilanova "has surprised us all recovering so quickly. In theory, he will be on...