Sven-Goran Eriksson, a former football manager, has disclosed that he has been diagnosed with cancer and that he is currently in the “best case every year” to survive the disease.
During his tenure as manager of the England national team, which lasted from 2001 to 2006, Eriksson led the squad to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in 2002 and 2006, as well as the European Championship in 2004.
The fact that he was the first coach from a country other than England to manage the national team was another momentous occasion.
Awful, awful news.
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Over the course of his 42-year career as a manager, he was responsible for directing teams such as Benfica, Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio, Manchester City, Leicester City, and the national teams of Mexico and the Philippines.
As a result of health concerns, Eriksson resigned from his most recent position as sporting director at the Swedish club Karlstad eleven months ago, according to BBC Sport.
I’ll fight as long as I can
Eriksson had declared that he was going to fight the disease “for as long as I can” in an interview with Swedish Radio P1.
Moreover, he stated, “I am suffering from a serious illness.” The worst case scenario is much less than the best case scenario, which is a year. Since it is hard to provide a perfect answer, it is best to refrain from thinking about it.
According to Sky News, the cancer was discovered when he “collapsed and fainted” while engaged in a five-kilometer run. This event led to the finding of the illness.
The fact that it “just came from nothing” is something that “makes you shocked,” he continued.
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“I’m not experiencing any significant pain at the moment. On the other hand, I have been diagnosed with an illness that although it can be slowed down, it cannot be operated on. As a result, it is what it is.
In addition, Eriksson disclosed that he was making an effort to maintain a positive attitude and “make something good” out of his cancer diagnosis.
You make an effort to mislead the brain, but it is far too simple to give in, become pessimistic, and remain confined to your house. During difficult circumstances, it is preferable to make an effort to look on the bright side and to resist the urge to give in,” he added.