Tito Vilanova leaves Barcelona: A profile of his time at the Nou Camp
A look at the Barcelona coach's reign at the Nou Camp
Friday 19 July 2013
Barcelona under Tito Vilanova:
2007: After working as technical director at Tarrassa, becomes Guardiola's assistant at Barcelona B. The pair help the team to promotion to Segunda Division B.
2008: June - Guardiola takes over as coach of Barcelona and Vilanova comes with him as his assistant. The pair win the league, cup and Champions League in the first season in charge. Two more league titles, another Champions League crown and two Club World Cups follow.
2011: November 22 - Undergoes surgery on his parotid gland in Barcelona and spends three weeks recovering after being discharged.
2012 : April 27 - Appointed as Guardiola's successor as Barcelona coach for next season after Guardiola announces he will not renew his contract.
June 15 - Signs a two-year contract to remain as Barcelona coach.
December 19 - Barcelona announce he would have surgery on the parotid gland for a second time on December 20 and faced approximately six weeks of chemotherapy. A club statement also said he could remain as coach dependent on his recovery during the treatment.
2013: March 26 - After undergoing 10 weeks of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment in New York, he returns to Barcelona. He is expected to take control of his side's league game at Celta Vigo on March 30 but interim coach Jordi Roura remains in charge.
April 6 - Returns to the Nou Camp touchline for the first time in a 5-0 home victory over Real Mallorca.
April 26 - Speaks to the media for the first time since his treatment, saying: "I feel with desire and with strength I want to continue next season."
May 11 - Barcelona clinch their 22nd Primera Division title as rivals Real Madrid are held to a draw by Espanyol.
June 28 - Former Girona coach Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia, commonly known as Rubi, is hired as Vilanova's assistant for the 2013-14 season.
July 19 - Barcelona announce Vilanova is stepping down to continue his treatment for cancer.
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