Sevilla coach Joaquin Caparros said after his team 2-0 defeated Real Valladolid on Sunday that he was diagnosed with leukemia, but promised to continue his job.
"Everyone knows I have Seville in the blood, but there have been problems with my white and red blood cells and I was told to have chronic leukemia," Caparros said at a press conference.
"It does not hinder me from doing my job and I do normal life every day. I do not get any treatment so that everyone should stay calm."
"I want to continue to enjoy my work and thank the club for allowing me to continue with this opportunity. I will not talk about it anymore."
Caparros took responsibility for Seville for the third time last month when he moved from the sports director to the main coach after Pablo Machin was dismissed.
His side climbed to fifth place in La Liga after winning in Valladolid, raising their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League by bringing them to one point in the fourth placed Getafe.