The Catalan club confirmed that Vilanova would not be able to continue in the role as he continues to receive treatment for the illness. They plan to unveil a replacement in the coming days.Que le vaya bien.
Vilanova, who replaced Pep Guardiola as coach of Barca last summer, had a tumour removed from his throat in late 2011, but suffered a relapse a year later. He underwent another operation on his parotid gland in December before beginning a course of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in New York.
Reports in Spain earlier suggested Joan Francesc Ferrer, known as Rubi, could take over Vilanova in a caretaker capacity. The 43-year-old joined Barca's coaching staff last month as an assistant to Vilanova and Jordi Roura - who took charge of the first team when Vilanova was absent last season.