Barcelona have issued a brief statement confirming that Tito Vilanova has been operated on and that his duration of stay in hospital is yet to be determined.
The club’s Coach was confirmed yesterday as having suffered a relapse in his recovery from cancer, with a tumour again discovered in his salivary gland.
Vilanova went in for surgery this morning and as Barca have this afternoon stated, his recovery time in hospital will now be determined by hospital staff.
The 44-year-old is set for six weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment and depending on his recovery he may return to work during this period.
In Vilanova’s place, assistant Coach Jordi Roura will oversee training and touchline management during games.