Sinisa Mihajlovic to undergo treatment for leukaemia

Sinisa Mihajlovic to undergo treatment for leukaemia

Sinisa Mihajlovic, the Bologna coach, will return to the hospital for another round of leukemia treatment after scans revealed a danger of relapse.

The 53-year-old, who has been battling a severe form of the condition since 2019, first battled it with three cycles of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.

"My recovery after the transplant (of bone marrow in 2019) was great, but unfortunately, these diseases are devious," Mihajlovic told reporters at a news conference.

"From the latest analysis some alarm bells have emerged and there could be a risk of a reappearance of the disease.

"To prevent this from happening, I was advised to undertake a therapeutic path. This time I will not put in a slide tackle like I did two and a half years ago on an escaping opponent. I'll get a head start."

Mihajlovic won the European Cup in 1991 with Red Star Belgrade and the Cup Winners' Cup in 1999 with Lazio. He also won two Serie A championships and four Italian Cups with Lazio and Inter Milan.

He took over at Bologna in 2018 with the team mired in relegation and guided them to a 10th-place finish.

Bologna finished 12th in the previous two Serie A seasons and are presently 12th with 33 points after 12 games.

We wish him all the best.

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