Juan Carlos Unzue, former assistant coach at Barcelona, hasthat he has been diagnosed with motor neuron disorder (MND).
“I maintain that I handle well, I feel fortunate to have led the life I have and now I feel blessed for what I can do about ALS, which is an illness that everyone can get.” Unzue told a Camp Nou news conference.
“Together with the Luzon Foundation I will try to help improve the life conditions. We want to generate a series of challenges or events that will allow us to raise money for research. Hopefully we will find a solution in the nearest future.”
During his playing days, Unzue represented Barca and Sevilla as goalkeeper.
He was later an assistant to Luis Enrique at Camp Nou from 2014-17, helping the club to win two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey trophies and the Champions League.