Sevilla manager diagnosed with chronic leukemia

Sevilla manager Joaquin Caparros has confirmed he has been diagnosed with chronic leukemia.

The 63-year-old made the announcement on Sunday following his side’s 2-0 away victory against Real Valladolid.

“It doesn’t impede my work,” he said. “I am going about my daily life – on a day to day level, for training. I want to enjoy my work. I want to thank the players and the chairman.

“I am not receiving any treatment, everyone can be assured that I am not receiving any treatment,” he added.

Chronic leukemia progresses slower than acute leukemia and sometimes does not require treatment right away.

Caparros took charge at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium last month on an interim basis until the end of the season, following the sacking of former manager Pablo Machin.

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