Sevilla coach diagonized with leukemia
Sevilla manager Joaquin Caparros has been diagnosed with chronic leukaemia but will continue in his role the manager announced after their 2-0 win over Real Valladolid on Sunday.
Speaking after the game, Caparros who is on his third spell at the club, said the disease had caught him early and was going to live his life normally urging everyone to remain calm about his situation.
"Everyone knows I have Sevilla in my blood, but there has been a problem with my white and red blood cells and I have been told that I have chronic leukaemia.
"It doesn't impede me from doing my job. I have caught it early and can live a normal life from day to day. I am not receiving any treatment, so everyone should remain calm.
"I want to enjoy the opportunity the president and the board have given me, enjoy coaching in every sense. I'm more determined than ever. What I do want to say is that I won't talk about the subject any more, but I want to make sure everyone remains calm," he said.
This is the second time in just over a year that a Sevilla coach has been diagnosed with leukaemia, as Eduardo Berizzo found out he had the illness while in charge of the club shortly before being fired in 2017. He made a full recovery.
Sunday's victory was Caparros' 65th LaLiga win as Sevilla coach, more than any other manager has enjoyed at the club, while it moved them back up to fifth and just a point behind Getafe in the final Champions League place.
Their next match will be at home to bitter rivals Real Betis on Saturday.