Soccer-Barca coach Vilanova steps down due to illness (Reuters)

* Cancer treatment means unable to perform coaching duties * Club to announce successor early next week, president says (Adds confirmation, quotes) By Elena Gyldenkerne BARCELONA, July 19 (Reuters) – Barcelona’s preparations for next season were thrown off course on Friday when the Spanish champions unexpectedly announced coach Tito Vilanova was stepping down due to ill health. …

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