Tito Vilanova

Team: Barcelona
Born: September 17, 1969
Died: April 25, 2014 (aged 44)
Hometown: Bellcaire d'Emporda, Spain
Height: 5ft 10in
Nationality: Spanish
Barcelona's Argentinian coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino reacts during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 17, 2014
Gerardo Martino: 'Departing Barcelona was not a surprise'
Gerardo Martino acknowledges that his failure to land a major trophy with Barcelona last season ultimately led to his departure.
May 28, 16:21
Barcelona's Argentinian coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino reacts during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on May 17, 2014
Gerardo Martino announces Barcelona departure
Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino announces his departure from the Catalan club following their failure to win the La Liga title on the final day of the season.
May 17, 20:49
Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes in training on November 13, 2013
Victor Valdes writes open letter confirming Barcelona exit
Victor Valdes pens an open letter confirming that he is leaving Barcelona this summer.
May 14, 10:09
Barcelona head coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino looks on during the Champions League quarter final match against Atletico Madrid on April 9, 2014
Gerardo Martino hopes to stay at Barcelona beyond this season
Gerardo Martino insists that he wants to stay on as Barcelona head coach, despite the possibility of the club missing out on silverware this season.
May 2, 17:47
Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova smiles as he leaves a press conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on October 1, 2012
Barcelona to honour Tito Vilanova on home shirt against Getafe
Barcelona reveal plans to add a tribute to their home shirts against Getafe on Saturday in honour of former manager Tito Vilanova.
May 1, 13:29
Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova smiles as he leaves a press conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on October 1, 2012
Barcelona pay tribute at Tito Vilanova funeral
A host of Barcelona figures past and present pay tribute to former manager Tito Vilanova at his funeral.
Apr 28, 21:19
Barcelona head coach Gerardo 'Tata' Martino looks on during the Champions League quarter final match against Atletico Madrid on April 9, 2014
Team News: One change for Barcelona to face Villarreal
Barcelona bring in Sergio Gomez for Alex Song in their solitary change for tonight's La Liga clash with Villarreal.
Apr 27, 19:14
Barcelona's coach Josep Guardiola and second coach Tito Vilanova hold the Spanish league trophy as they celebrate their team's victory in the Spanish League after their Spanish league football match against RC Deportivo de la Coruna at the Camp Nou stadiu
Pep Guardiola sad over Tito Vilanova death
Pep Guardiola claims that he will mourn the death of friend and former colleague Tito Vilanova for the rest of his days.
Apr 27, 07:19
Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova smiles as he leaves a press conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on October 1, 2012
Carles Puyol pays tribute to Tito Vilanova
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol pays tribute to the club's former manager Tito Vilanova, who passed away on Friday after battling cancer aged 45.
Apr 26, 16:17
A Barcelona's supporter holds a messae in honour of former coach Tito Vilanova at the end of the Spanish Super Cup second leg football match FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on August 28, 2013
Cesc Fabregas pays Tito Vilanova tribute
Cesc Fabregas pays tribute to ex-Barcelona boss Tito Villanova, who died on Friday aged 45.
Apr 26, 00:28
Barcelona's coach Tito Vilanova smiles as he leaves a press conference at Luz Stadium in Lisbon on October 1, 2012
Tito Vilanova: Obituary
Sports Mole pays tribute to former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova, who died earlier today following a lengthy battle with throat cancer.
Apr 25, 18:32
Tito Vilanova looks on as he gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Twitter tributes pour in for ex-Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova following death
Twitter tributes from the world of football pour in for ex-Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova following his death at the age of 45.
Apr 25, 18:26
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho prior to kick-off against Swansea in the Premier League match on April 13, 2014
Chelsea's Jose Mourinho: 'Tito Vilanova's death is a sad day for football'
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that is it a "sad day" for football following the death of former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova.
Apr 25, 17:49
Tito Vilanova looks on as he gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Ex-Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova dies following battle with throat cancer
Former Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova dies at the age of 45 following a battle with throat cancer.
Apr 25, 17:27
Tito Vilanova looks on as he gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Ex-Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova 'in serious condition'
Former Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova is reportedly in a serious condition as he continues to fight against throat cancer.
Apr 25, 12:14
Fourth official Howard Webb restrains David Meyler of Hull City after a clash with Alan Pardew manager of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United at KC Stadium on March 1, 2014
Five physical altercations involving football managers
After Alan Pardew headbutted David Meyler yesterday, Sports Mole picks out five other managers who have turned physical.
Mar 2, 11:23
Barcelona's Brazilian defender Adriano Correia celebrates his goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on February 15, 2014
Report: Jordi Roura to leave Barcelona in summer
Former interim Barcelona manager Jordi Roura will reportedly leave the Spanish champions in the summer.
Feb 24, 13:04
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi gives a thumbs up on September 18, 2013
Lionel Messi reveals Gerardo Martino impact
Lionel Messi believes that the team can "feel the difference" since Gerardo Martino took charge of Barcelona.
Feb 2, 21:00
Barcelona's Pedro Rodriguez celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Cartagena during their Copa del Rey match on December 17, 2013
Mid-season report: Barcelona
Sports Mole recaps Barcelona's first half of the 2013-14 season.
Dec 31, 20:18
Bayern Munich's players celebrate after scoring the first goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Borussia Dortmund on November 23, 2013
In review: Bayern Munich's 2013
It's been a year of broken records for German side Bayern Munich. Here, Sports Mole reflects on how they went about winning five trophies in 2013.
Dec 23, 12:38
Barcelona's Spanish midfielder Xavi scores a penalty during the UEFA Champions League group H football match against Ajax on November 26, 2013
Xavi praises Gerardo Martino
Barcelona midfielder Xavi defends under-fire head coach Gerardo Martino.
Dec 9, 14:36
Tito Vilanova looks on as he gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Barcelona fans 'to pay tribute to Tito Vilanova in mosaic at El Clasico'
Barcelona fans will reportedly hold up a mosaic paying tribute to former boss Tito Vilanova ahead of this weekend's El Clasico.
Oct 23, 14:57
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Philippe Montanier beats Tito Vilanova, Jose Mourinho to La Liga honour
Rennes boss Philippe Montanier is named as coach of the year in Spain after guiding Real Sociedad to fourth in La Liga last season.
Oct 10, 16:44
Tito Vilanova looks on as he gives a press conference in Barcelona on May 31, 2013
Sandro Rosell: 'Tito Vilanova will return to Barcelona'
Barcelona president Sandro Rosell wants former coach Tito Vilanova to rejoin the club in some capacity.
Oct 8, 12:26
Gerard Pique and Lionel Messi playing FIFA
Gerard Pique: 'Barcelona players didn't know much about Gerardo Martino'
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique admits that the players knew little of new coach Gerardo Martino before he replaced Tito Vilanova at Camp Nou.
Sep 18, 02:49
A general view of the Nou Camp home of FC Barcelona on April 27, 2009
Jonathan dos Santos: 'I almost left Barcelona'
Barcelona midfielder Jonathan dos Santos reveals that he came close to leaving Camp Nou in the summer.
Sep 11, 17:43
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during at a press conference on July 17, 2013
Mourinho questions Guardiola's influence at Bayern
Jose Mourinho doubts whether Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich are as good as the team his predecessor Jupp Heynckes built.
Aug 25, 09:12
Barca midfielder Alex Song in action on August 10, 2013
On this day: Alex Song signs for Barcelona
On this day in 2012, Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song left Arsenal to sign for Barcelona for £15m.
Aug 20, 10:00
Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez is congratulated by team mates after tapping in the opening goal against Levante on August 18, 2013
Gerardo Martino: 'I never dreamed of such a good start'
New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino says he did not imagine his first La Liga match would go so well following their 7-0 win over Levante.
Aug 19, 03:03
Dani Alves celebrates Barcelona's second goal on November 20, 2012
Daniel Alves: 'Gerardo Martino has renewed Barcelona's intensity'
Daniel Alves believes that new Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has renewed the intensity among the players.
Aug 3, 14:01
Adriano
Adriano: It's "impossible" to forget about Tito Vilanova
Barcelona full-back Adriano reveals that the players still think about their former coach Tito Vilanova every day.
Jul 28, 07:22
Gerardo Martino gestures on the touchline.
Gerardo Martino: 'Barcelona can still improve'
New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino believes that there is still room for improvement for the team.
Jul 26, 16:30
Chelsea's David Luiz celebrates scoring the third goal against FC Basel on May 2, 2013
Barcelona's Gerardo Martino 'not keen on signing Daniel Agger or David Luiz'
New Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino reportedly has no plan to consider Liverpool's Daniel Agger or Chelsea's David Luiz this summer.
Jul 25, 17:18
Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring in his side's match with Valencia on February 3, 2013
Barcelona's Lionel Messi: 'The hamstring injury is behind me'
Lionel Messi says that his hamstring injury is behind him following his stint during Barcelona's defeat to Bayern Munich.
Jul 25, 09:55
Bayern Munich's Philipp Lahm in action on April 10, 2013
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 2-0 Barcelona - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of the pre-season clash between European giants Bayern Munich and Barcelona at the Allianz Arena.
Jul 24, 16:45
Gerardo Martino celebrates his Paraguay side scoring at the 2010 World Cup.
Barcelona's Andres Iniesta hails "ideal coach" Gerardo Martino
Andres Iniesta says that Gerardo Martino fits the bill at Barcelona.
Jul 24, 07:40
Gerardo Martino
Gerardo Martino: 'Lionel Messi influenced Barcelona appointment'
Gerardo Martino has no doubts that Lionel Messi persuaded Barcelona to appoint him as their new coach.
Jul 24, 06:33
Gerardo Martino
In profile: Barcelona's Gerardo Martino
Sports Mole takes a closer look at Barcelona's new head coach Gerardo Martino.
Jul 23, 13:04
Gerardo Martino
Barcelona confirm appointment of Gerardo Martino as new head coach
Barcelona confirm the arrival of new head coach Gerardo Martino on a two-year deal.
Jul 23, 10:46
Gerardo Martino
Gerardo Martino to be named Barcelona coach?
Gerardo Martino emerges as the favourite to become the new Barcelona coach on a three-year deal.
Jul 22, 20:43
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Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Atletico Madrid385190
2Barcelona386787
3Real Madrid386687
4Athletic Bilbao382770
5Sevilla381763
6Villarreal381659
7Real Sociedad38759
8Valencia38-249
9Celta Vigo38-549
10Levante38-848
11Malaga38-745
12Rayo Vallecano38-3443
13Espanyol38-942
14Getafe38-1942
15Granada38-2541
16Elche38-2040
17Almeria38-2840
18Cordoba000
19Deportivo La Coruna000
20Eibar000
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