Juan Carlos Unzué suffers from ALS

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Juan Carlos Unzue, at a press conference

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Juan Carlos Unzué, a former soccer player and coach, will be forced to leave football after being diagnosed withAmyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The former goalkeeper between 1986 and 2003, with 318 First Division games behind him, will focus from now on in the fight against this degenerative disease.

Unzué has been one of the technicians who has enjoyed the highest esteem in recent years. First as a goalkeeper coach in the FC Barcelona (with Rijkaard and then with Guardiola), his first foray as head coach was at Numancia between 2010 and 2011, before heading to Racing Santander before taking a step to the side and becoming second of Luis Enriqueboth in the Celta Vigo as in Barcelona itself.

Once emancipated from the current Spanish coach (he rang loudly to replace Robert Moreno later), Celta took over as first. His last team was Girona, who removed him in October 2019.

Wheelchair, sclerosis.

its son Aitor is one of the analysts of the Spanish National Team and his brother Eusebio He is the director of the Movistar Cycling Team.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a disease that attacks the Central Nervous System, and from there it progressively causes muscular paralysis that lead to various motor dysfunctions. At the moment, there is no cure.

Among the multiple displays of affection, one received from Fernando Torres, who took the opportunity to request support from the FUNDELA foundation.

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