Sevilla boss Joaquin Caparros confirms leukaemia

Sevilla boss Joaquin Caparros has revealed he has chronic leukaemia but has promised he will continue in his role without restrictions.

The 63-year-old explained the diagnosis to reporters after Sunday’s 2-0 win at Real Valladolid, and comes the season after former Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“I have Sevilla in my blood but I have now been told that I do have a problem with the white and red blood cells in my body, I have chronic leukaemia,” Caparros revealed after the match.

“It will not stop me from doing my job or continuing with normalities in my everyday life, I am not receiving treatment for this and nobody should panic about me.

“My idea is to continue enjoying this job and working for this wonderful club. I will not discuss this any further.”

Caparros, who had previously been Director of Football at the club, replaced Pablo Machin in the role last month.

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