Club president says Barca coach is making good progress in New York.
FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says that he hopes head coach Tito Vilanova will be back at the helm and coaching the Catalan club before the end of this season, reports BBC Sport Online.
Vilanova was forced to leave his role at Camp Nou just before Christmas to undergo an operation, which was then followed by him flying out to New York to undergo further treatment on his throat cancer.
And, while Vilanova has been in close contact with assistant manager Jordi Roura, who has taken over his coaching responsibilities for now until he returns to Catalonia, and all of his coaching team from New York, including the planning of training sessions and the make-up of team line ups in the process, the club’s result have suffered in his absence.
Not only have Barca been beaten 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash with Serie A giants AC Milan at San Siro, but they have also been dumped out of the Copa del Rey at the semi-final stage by arch rivals Real Madrid following a shock 3-1 loss at Camp Nou last Tuesday.
And, to then make matters even worse for the club, Madrid also beat then 2-1 in La Liga on Saturday.
“He is hoping for the process to finish, which is due at the end of March,” said Rosell.