There are reports Tito Vilanova won’t be on the bench for Barcelona’s Champions League ties with Milan as he continues to receive cancer treatment.
The Coach had another lump removed from his parotid gland last month and rumours in Spain suggest he will be in New York for the next month in a specialist clinic.
Vilanova is continuing to communicate with his management staff in Spain, getting notes on each training session from assistant manager Jordi Roura.
Milan welcome Barcelona to San Siro for the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 tie on February 20, then visit the Nou Camp on March 12.
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