Ex-Chelsea manager, Gianluca Vialli dies at 58 after cancer battle
Gianluca Vialli, a legend for both Chelsea and Italy, has passed away at the age of 58.
It has been five years since his initial diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, and now he has passed away from the disease.
During his time with the Blues from 1996 to 1999, Vialli made 88 appearances and scored 40 goals.
After that, while he was managing Chelsea, he brought home three major trophies.
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After initially being given the all-clear on his health in 2020, Vialli worked with Roberto Mancini’s staff in the Italian national team, which went on to win the European Championships the following summer in England. Vialli won 59 caps for Italy during his career with the Italian national team.
In December, he checked himself back into the Royal Marsden hospital to continue his treatment for cancer, which he referred to as “an unwanted guest.” As a result, he decided to step down from his position.
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Olivia and Sofia, Vialli’s daughters, as well as his wife, Cathryne White Cooper, will carry on his legacy after his passing.
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