He spent two months in New York, where he was recuperating from the surgery of salivary gland tumor.
“Upon arrival Vilanova went home to rest. Evening’s training, scheduled for 18 hours will keep Aureli Altimira and Jordi Roura. As for Vilanova, he will gradually return to work with the team. While he was absent Vilanova appeared to be in contact with his deputy Roure and together they made important decisions, “according to a statement from Barcelona.