SEVILLA boss Eduardo Berizzo is to undergo surgery on Tuesday following his prostate cancer diagnosis. The 48-year-old’s return to the La Liga squad will depend on his post-operative development.
Ernesto Marcucci, who also worked with ‘Toto’ at Celta Vigo, will take charge of the first-time temporarily. Sevilla confirmed the manager’s condition after their remarkable draw against Liverpool on Tuesday evening. But it was reported that he told players he had cancer at half-time before the stunning three-goal comeback. The operation is set to remove a tumour from near his prostate.
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“I feel fine. I understand that I need to pay attention to this. Moreover, I never think about myself and a lot less in this situation.”
In addition, I will follow what the doctors say and do what I have to do. Also, “I do not like to talk about myself and even less about being a victim in a situation like this.”
Berizzo is the second high-profile La Liga manager to struck down with cancer in recent years. Former Barca boss Tito Vilanova diagnosed with throat cancer in 2011 and 2012 before losing his battle in 2014.