Sevilla coach says he has leukemia, will stay with team

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, Levante's coach Joaquin Caparros gesture during their La Liga soccer match against Real Madrid at the Ciutat de Valecia stadium in Valencia, Spain. Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros announced Sunday April 7, 2019, that he has leukaemia but will stay on the job with the Spanish club. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz, FILE)

MADRID — Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros says he has leukemia but will stay on the job with the Spanish club.

Caparros made the announcement after Sevilla's 2-0 win at Valladolid in the Spanish league on Sunday.

"I have chronic leukemia but it won't keep me from doing my job," the 63-year-old Caparros said in the post-match news conference. "I'm living a normal life. I won't talk about the subject anymore but I wanted everyone to know that everything is OK."

Sevilla has won three of its four matches since Caparros, a former sports director for the club, took over from the fired Pablo Machin last month.

Caparros was also in charge for the final stretch of last season after Italian coach Vincenzo Montella was fired.

Sevilla is fifth in the league, one point behind fourth-placed Getafe in the fight for the final Champions League spot, with seven rounds left.

In 2017, then Sevilla coach Eduardo "Toto" Berizzo stayed on the job after undergoing surgery to treat prostate cancer.

___

More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/apf-Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

People also read these

Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine...

Feb 16, 2019

Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his...

Diego Maradona's lawyer says ex-star fathered 3...

Mar 8, 2019

Diego Maradona's lawyer says that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados...

South American coalition relaunches bid for 2030...

Mar 20, 2019

A South American coalition hoping to host the 2030 World Cup relaunched their bid on Wednesday with...

WORLD CUP: Belgium has exceptional talent but so...

Apr 30, 2018

Belgium has all the ingredients for success at the World Cup

Kompany exits early as Portugal holds Belgium to...

Jun 2, 2018

European champion Portugal held Belgium to a tame 0-0 draw Saturday amid fears that defender...

About Us

The Score Daily brings to you the up-to-date record of your favorite sports team. Whether it is soccer, football, basketball, tennis, or rugby - you can get all the latest news update right here as we’ve got you covered.

Contact us: sales[at]thescoredaily.com

Subscribe Now!