Berizzo to undergo prostate cancer surgery

first_imgSevilla Sevilla boss Berizzo to undergo prostate cancer surgery Peter Hanson 22:40 11/27/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) EduardoBerizzo - cropped Getty Images Sevilla Villarreal v Sevilla Villarreal Primera División Sevilla v Liverpool Liverpool UEFA Champions League The 48-year-old will got under the knife following his prostate cancer diagnosis, with assistant Ernesto Marcucci taking charge of first-team affairs Sevilla head coach Eduardo Berizzo will undergo surgery on Tuesday after being diagnosed with prostate cancer, the La Liga club have confirmed.Berizzo’s assistant Ernesto Marcucci, who also worked as his number two at Celta Vigo, will take charge of the first-team in his absence.In a statement, Sevilla said: “The return of the Argentine coach to Sevilla FC bench will depend both on the operation and on the evolution of the post-surgery . Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Sevilla FC is confident that this return will be as soon as possible.”Eduardo Berizzo is to undergo surgery this TuesdayHis return to the dugout will depend on post-operative development. Ernesto Marcucci will take charge of the First Team in his absence— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) November 27, 2017News of Berizzo’s illness came to light in the aftermath of Sevilla’s Champions League match against Liverpool last week, where Wissam Ben Yedder’s brace and a stoppage-time goal from Guido Pizarro secured a 3-3 draw from 3-0 down.A similarly stunning comeback followed on Sunday, with Villarreal two goals to the good before Clement Lenglet, Franco Vazquez and Ever Banega sealed a 3-2 triumph that leaves Sevilla fifth in La Liga.Marcucci’s first game in charge will be against Cartagena in the fourth round of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, with his side holding a 3-0 advantage from last month’s first leg.last_img