Joaquin Caparros, Sevilla coach, diagnosed with chronic leukemia

Joaquin Caparros, Sevilla coach, diagnosed with chronic leukemia

- Joaquin Caparros who is the coach of Sevilla has confirmed he has chronic leukemia

- But the 63-year-old Spaniard said he is not receiving any treatment yet

- Leukemia is a deadly cancer disease which affects the blood and bone marrow

Joaquín Caparrós who is the manager of Spanish La Liga side Sevilla has explained that he is battling to survive with chronic leukemia but will stay in charge of his club.

Caparros made the announcement on Sunday, April 7, following his side’s 2-0 away victory against Real Valladolid.

The Spanish football coach is currently a caretaker manager at Sevilla after being appointed in March in a deal till end of the season.

He also carried out a similar role in 2017-18 when Vincenzo Montella was relieved of his duties midway through the campaign.

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“It doesn't impede my work. 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,'' Joaquin Caparros explained.

Sevilla are currently occupying fifth position on the Spanish La Liga standings with 49 points after 31 games played this term.

Earlier, had reported how Sevilla vs Barcelona ended 4-2 in favor of Ernesto Valverde's side in entertaining La Liga fixture.

Sevilla were looking to improve on their poor run of form in La Liga, winning just one match out of eight and were out to avenge their Copa del Rey quarter final defeat to Barcelona.

The home team started on a bright note as Quicy Promes forced a magnificent save from Marc-Andre Ter Stegen in the second minute but the ball was ruled offside. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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