Sinisa Mihajlovic begins his treatment for leukaemia tomorrow and will continue to work as Bologna Coach with the aid of technology.
The club and tactician were very clear in Saturday’s Press conference that he will remain in his role even after the diagnosis, although at times he might not always be on the bench.
As the Bologna chief medic Professor Gianni Nanni explained, treatment will begin at the Sant’Orsola Hospital in Bologna on Tuesday, at which point they should also have a more definitive response on what type of leukaemia he is suffering from.
The team continues its pre-season training camp in the mountains in Castelrotto and will then move on to Austria.
Mihajlovic is expected to follow training sessions and speak to his players via live-streams and video conference calls, ensuring he is still fully involved in the process of preparing for a new campaign.
It’s not yet clear how long the treatment will last or how much it will debilitate him, but the 50-year-old is currently asymptomatic and the illness was only discovered via regular blood tests.
He is checked regularly and was most recently tested in February, as he has a family history of cancer.