Former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has passed on today after losing a long-drawn battle with throat cancer.
Vilanova was 45.
Vilanova was Barcelona’s manager for the 2011-2012 season, succeeding Pep Guardiola and guiding the Catalan side to the La Liga trophy.
He had resigned weeks prior to the start of the season, informing players that he couldn’t continue in the position.
Barcelona made the announcement via Twitter, saying “The FC Barcelona is in immense mourning. Tito Vilanova has died at the age of 45. May he rest in peace.”