Thursday, January 11, 2024

Former Benfica manager Ericsson diagnosed with cancer

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Sadly, earlier today, former Benfica manager Sven-Goran Ericsson revealed his cancer diagnosis to the world. The 75 year old announced that he has pancreatic cancer, which is inoperable and, in a best case scenario, has about one year to live. Ericsson is doing his best to not think about his illness and enjoy the time he has left on this earth.

Ericsson managed Benfica on two different occasions during his career, he spent his first stop at the club from the summer of 1982 to the summer of 1984 and the second from the summer of 1989 to the summer of 1992. Ericsson won three league titles, a Taca de Portugal and a Super Cup in his time at the club. 

Ericsson also led Benfica to the 1990 European Cup Final, now known as the Champions League and the 1983 UEFA Cup Final, now known as the Europa League, losing in the finals on both occasions. 

Ericsson had a phenomenal managerial career that took him around the club with stops at Manchester City, Leicester City, Roma, Lazio, Fiorentina, IFK Goteborg and Shanghai SIPG among a handful of others, and managed national sides England, Mexico and the Ivory Coast.

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Wishing that Ericsson finds peace during these trying times.

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