Tito Vilanova is expected to stand down as Barcelona coach later today.

The Catalan side have called a press conference for this evening and rumours coming out of the club suggest that president Sandro Rosell will announce Vilanova’s departure.

Vilanova missed a large chunk of last season when he travelled to New York for cancer treatment and rehab. The reports suggest that the 44-year-old was told today that he had suffered a relapse.