In a heartfelt revelation, former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson disclosed that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. The news brings a somber reality, with Eriksson acknowledging that, in the “best-case” scenario, he has approximately a year left to live.
Eriksson, renowned for his five-year stint as the manager of the English national football team, departed after the 2006 World Cup. His recent role as the sporting director at the Swedish club Karlstad came to an end 11 months ago, marked by his decision to step down due to health issues.
The 75-year-old told Swedish Radio P1: “Everyone can see that I have a disease that’s not good, and everyone supposes that it’s cancer, and it is. But I have to fight it as long as possible.
“I know that in the best case it’s about a year, in the worst case even less. Or in the best case I suppose even longer. I don’t think the doctors I have can be totally sure; they can’t put a day on it.
“It’s better not to think about it. You have to trick your brain. I could go around thinking about that all the time and sit at home and be miserable and think I’m unlucky and so on.
“It’s easy to end up in that position. But no, see the positive sides of things and don’t bury yourself in setbacks, because this is the biggest setback of them all of course.”