Eriksson and terminal cancer, from Lazio to Sacchi: football is close to the Mister

The affection towards the Swedish coach after the announcement about the incurable disease

From Lazio who led to victory with the 2000 scudetto, through Arrigo Sacchi and Ottavio Bianchi, the world of football is rallying around Sven Goran Eriksson after the revelation about incurable pancreatic cancer.

“Mister, we are by your side”, the message of the Lazio on X with the closeness to the Swedish coach after the announcement about the illness. The Capitoline club also posted the video of his last time at the Olympic stadium where he was applauded for a long time by the Biancocelesti fans.

Eriksson “is a very good person, a great coach and knowing now that he is so ill is a great disappointment for me”, he tells Adnkronos Arrigo Sacchi, struck by the news spread by the Swedish coach himself. “I hope it’s not true or that he manages to overcome this bad illness. He is truly a person who has given so much to football.”

Sven Goran Eriksson “has already explained everything himself with a lot of dignity and saying things to a person who is struggling with a real thing, not a football match, is difficult. I can only express the greatest possible understanding and the greatest possible closeness”, the former Roma and Napoli coach comments to Adnkronos Ottavio Bianchi.