Vilanova could be back on the touchline before the end of January.
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova could return to work in “15 to 20 days” according to the Catalans’ chairman Sandro Rosell.
Vilanova underwent surgery for a recurrence of a cancerous brain tumour on December 20 but Barcelona decided against appointing an interim replacement.
“I think he will return to work in 15 to 20 days,” Rosell said on the sidelines of the Dubai International Sports Conference.
“He will be obliged to have occasional check-ups but the doctor has assured (me) tha will not preclude him from taking charge of the team,” Rosell added.
Vilanova, 44, left hospital on December 22, barely 48 hours after his surgery to remove a tumour from a salivary gland. He had similar surgery a year ago.
He now faces some six weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Vilanova has led Barca to the best league start in their history, with the Nou Camp outfit currently leading La Liga by nine points after 16 wins and a draw in their opening 17 matches.
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