Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova is currently in New York with the team that operated him at the end of 2012 to discuss the possibility of leaving the Barcelona sidelines for six months to undergo treatment in the United States. Even after surgery it was expected he would need six weeks of chemotherapy and radiology.
Initially, the Spaniard had considered remaining in Barcelona for the treatment, but doctors suggested he go to New York where there is a hospital with the latest technology when it comes to cancer treatment. There, Vilanova will decide where he will undergo the six-week treatment.
According to the Catalan paper Mundo deportivo there is no pressure from the club for Vilanova to make the decision on whether he wants to stay in New York, although that would mean he would be gone from the team for a month and a half. The team doctors have advised Vilanova go to New York.