Sevilla's Berizzo diagnosed with prostate cancer
The Andalusian side issued a statement later Wednesday and confirmed the news but have yet to outline the treatment their Argentine coach will undergo.
Sevilla FC announced that first team coach Eduardo 'Toto' Berizzo is suffering from prostrate cancer via a communique issued after the club faced Liverpool in the penultimate group game in the Champions League last night.
"The medical department of Sevilla FC inform that the club's head-coach Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Future tests will dictate which line of treatment will be adopted", states the brief message.
This is the second recent case of cancer in LaLiga recently with Athletic's Yeray Álvarez being diagnosed with testicular cancer at the end of 2016 and then relapsing in June 2017. The player recently returned to full training with the first team at the end of September.
Club president Pepe Castro is expected to talk to the media later during the day to offer more details on the situation.