Former Chelsea manager dies

January 6th, 2023 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Former Chelsea and Juventus striker Gianluca Vialli has died at the age of 58 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The striker was a popular player during his time at Stamford Bridge and later went on to be the Chelsea manager.

He led the club to the European Cup Winners’ Cup and the League Cup in 1998 and then the FA Cup in 2000.

Vialli had been given the all-clear from cancer in April 2020 following a 17-month struggle.

But he was diagnosed with the illness for a second time in 2021 and his condition worsened in the weeks leading up to Christmas last year.

Antonio Conte has pulled out of his pre-match press conference today following the death of Gianluca Vialli.

Conte played alongside the former striker, who has died at the age of 58, when the pair were at Juventus together.

His assistant Christian Stellini will now face questions from the media.

Spurs are playing League 1 Portsmouth in the FA Cup this weekend.

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