Barcelona boss Vilanova to step down?

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Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova is to step down due to illness.

Spanish football is reeling from the news that Tito Vilanova is likely to have to step down as a manager after suffering a relapse of a tumour he had removed last year.

He is reportedly undergoing emergency surgery in a Barcelona hospital at the moment.

Barcelona are currently undefeated in La Liga this season with 15 wins and one draw from 16 games are are 9 points clear of second placed Atletico Madrid.

He only took over in the summer from Pep Guardiola, who is on sabbatical. Vilanova had previously been Guardiola's number two.

Barcelona are currently weighing up their options as to a potential replacement.

What do you think of the news? Who should Barcelona bring in? 

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