La Liga news

Tito Vilanova due back in Barcelona

March 25, 2013
By ESPN.com news services

Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova will return to Spain this week after two months of cancer treatment in New York.

"Welcome home Tito. Tito Vilanova will this week leave the city of skyscrapers to return to the Catalan capital," said the Barca statement on the club website.

The club did not say when Vilanova will return to coaching.

Vilanova's assistant Jordi Roura took charge of the first-team in his absence.

Barcelona leads La Liga by 13 points and has moved through to the semifinals of the Champions League.

The Catalan club lost the Spanish Cup crown after being knocked out by arch-rival Real Madrid.