Barcelona have revealed at that Tito Vilanova has resigned as head coach due to health reasons.
Vilanova, who is currently fighting cancer, spent large portions of last season having treatment for the disease, with the news of the recurrence of his illness coming soon after he had succeeded Pep Guardiola.
The coach returned to the club and although he was expected to lead the side next term, rumours surfaced early on Friday suggesting that he was going to step down.
Club president Sandro Rosell and director of football Andoni Zubizarreta then called a sudden press conference on Friday night where it was confirmed that Vilanova has opted to leave his position to continue treating his illness.
The club also revealed that they will not be travelling to Poland for their planned friendly with Lechia Gdansk tomorrow.
In a statement on the club's official website, the club said, "Due to the manager’s new treatment regiment, he will not continue at the Club. In light of this news, FC Barcelona will not travel to Poland on Saturday."
At the press conference, Rosell told reporters, "After looking at routine tests, there is an option to continue treating his disease which means it will be impossible for him to continue as first-team coach of FC Barcelona.
"I want to ask for the maximum respect for him and his family.
"We have got together with all of the players and the coaching staff and we have decided not to play tomorrow in Poland.
"It is a very big blow, a huge blow. But Barcelona has overcome many obstacles in its history and this will be no exception."