Former England Manager Eriksson Reveals Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed he has just one year to live following a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Former England Manager Eriksson Reveals Terminal Cancer Diagnosis

The 75-year-old left his last role as Sporting Director at Swedish third division side Karlstad because of health issues.

Eriksson told Swedish Radio P1: "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.

"I know that in the best case it's about a year, in the worst case even less. Or in the best case I suppose even longer. I don't think the doctors I have can be totally sure, they can't put a day on it.

"It's better not to think about it. You have to trick your brain. I could go around thinking about that all the time and sit at home and be miserable and think I'm unlucky and so on.

"It's easy to end up in that position. But no, see the positive sides of things and don't bury yourself in setbacks, because this is the biggest setback of them all of course.

"It just came from nothing. And that makes you shocked.

"I'm not in any major pain. But I've been diagnosed with a disease that you can slow down but you cannot operate. So it is what it is."

Eriksson had a managerial career spanning more than 40 years and was in charge of the England national team from 2001 to 2006.

He was the first foreign manager to take charge of the Three Lions.

Eriksson also had successful spells as manager of Benfica, AS Roma, Lazio and Sampdoria.

The Swede has also managed Manchester City in the past.