Berizzo set for Sevilla return after cancer surgery

Sevilla will have head coach Eduardo Berizzo back in the dugout against Levante after his recent prostate cancer surgery.

Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo   -  Getty Images

Eduardo Berizzo is set to return to Sevilla's bench for Friday's La Liga clash with Levante less than three weeks after prostate cancer surgery.

Berizzo's illness was confirmed shortly after Sevilla's 3-3 draw with Liverpool in the Champions League on November 21, when the Spanish side heroically battled back to secure a point after being 3-0 at half-time.

The Argentine coach remained in charge of the team for its 3-2 win over Villarreal five days later, before then leaving them in the hands of his assistant, Ernesto Marcucci.

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Sevilla won its first two games under Marcucci, but a 1-1 draw with Maribor and a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Real Madrid have since highlighted problems.

But Sevilla announced on Friday that Berizzo surprised his players at training and delivered a technical talk with the expectation of being in charge of the team for Levante's visit later that day.

The club has not confirmed whether Berizzo is returning permanently or just temporarily.

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