Barcelona FC has tweeted that former manager Tito Vilanova has died following a battle with cancer. He was 45:
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will have surgery on his parotid gland tomorrow before undergoing six weeks of chemotherapy, the club have confirmed.
He had an operation on a tumour in his saliva glands in November 2011.
Vilanova took over as Barca coach from Guardiola at the end of last season and presided over a seamless transition, guiding them to a nine-point lead at the top of La Liga after 16 games.
Reports in the Spanish press suggest Vilanova is likely to leave the Camp Nou.