Bologna head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic diagnosed with ‘acute leukaemia’

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  • 50-year-old will begin treatment but continue working
  • ‘I know I will defeat it,’ Mihajlovic tells press conference

Sinisa Mihajlovic announced that he has leukaemia in a press conference on Saturday, but has said he will continue working as Bologna’s head coach.

Mihajlovic said that the illness was discovered in tests carried out shortly before pre-season training began. Rumours about his health had spread over the past days after he did not join his team on a retreat to the Dolomites in northeastern Italy.

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