Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has made it clear Tito Vilanova remains head coach.

After their recent poor form, there has been talk of Barca replacing Vilanova with a new permanent coach as he recovers in New York from chemotherapy.

"I want to make it very clear that the Board stands behind Tito Vilanova while he's away, we'll wait for him as long as we have to," declared Rosell.

"His recovery is our priority and I'd consider this season a success if he fully recovers from his illness. He will not leave even if it costs us every single title."