Former England football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson has revealed he has terminal cancer, and only has “at best a year to live”.
The 75-year-old confirmed his devastating diagnosis during an interview on Swedish radio.
The Swede is, of course, most famous to football fans in England and around the world for being the manager of the England men’s national team between the years of 2001 and 2006, where he was known for coaching the so-called “golden generation” of footballers at the time – including David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, and many more.
Eriksson was also at the helm, and led the star-studded national team to two World Cup tournaments during his reign, as well as EURO 2004.
Aside from his England duties, Eriksson has also managed a number of other notable clubs throughout his career – including Manchester City after leaving the England national team from 2007-2008, and Leicester City from 2010-2011.
Outside of England, he has managed teams in Italy, Portugal, China, the Phillippines, and more.
Many fans grew concerned after Eriksson resigned as the Sporting Director at Swedish club, Karlstad Football, 11 months ago now, which was said at the time to be due to ‘health issues’ – and now, it appears the nature of those ‘health issues’ have been confirmed to be a terminal cancer diagnosis, as revealed by the Swede himself this week.
“Everyone understands that I have an illness that is not good,” Eriksson told Swedish radio station, Sveriges Radio P1, during a candid interview.
“Everyone guesses it’s cancer and it is – but I have to fight as long as I can.”
BREAKING: Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. pic.twitter.com/g1N3zAlgpD
When asked more about the condition, Eriksson did not disclose which type of cancer he has been diagnosed with, but he did unfortunately reveal he only has “at best a year” to live, and “at worst, 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,… [so] it’s better not to think about it.
“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.”
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
The short trailer gives a glimpse at the history of the Brunswick Mill space and what it’s set to become.
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
The bathroom plans.‘New with the old’ bedroom-designs.A first look inside the Brunswick Mill flats. (Credit: Supplied)
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.