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Sven-Goran Eriksson, Former England Manager, Discloses Pancreatic Cancer

London, January 11, 2024, The Europe Today: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, facing a prognosis of approximately a year to live in the best-case scenario.

The 75-year-old, renowned for leading England in the 2002 and 2006 World Cup finals where the team reached the quarter-finals, disclosed his health condition in an appearance on Swedish Radio P1. Eriksson had stepped down from his role at Swedish club Karlstad in February the previous year, citing health issues.

In his radio interview, he acknowledged the challenging reality of his diagnosis, stating, “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.” Eriksson expressed uncertainty regarding the exact timeframe, noting, “I know that in the best case it’s about a year, in the worst case even less,” highlighting the complex nature of his medical situation.