Jordi Roura to take Barcelona reins in Vilanova's absence — With Barcelona boss Tito Vilanova recovering from Thursday's operation to remove a tumour from his parotid gland, assistant coach Jordi Roura is to take charge of first-team affairs, starting with the Primera Division leaders' visit to Real Valladolid on Saturday.
Also re Barca @ESPNFC a piece on assistant coach Jordi Roura who takes the reins while Vilanova recovers: