Gianluca Vialli, a Chelsea and Italy legend, has died at the age of 58.
His death comes five years after he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Between 1996 and 1999, Vialli scored 40 goals in 88 games for the Blues.
When he managed Chelsea, he won three major trophies.
Vialli won 59 caps for Italy, and after being given the all-clear on his health in 2020, he worked with Roberto Mancini’s staff in the Italian national team, which won the European Championships in England the following summer.
He stepped down from the role in December when he returned to the Royal Marsden hospital to undergo further treatment on cancer, which he called “an unwanted guest”.
It’s extremely frustrating- as Graham Potter has been given conditions to stay as Chelsea manager
Cathryne White Cooper, Vialli’s wife, and their two daughters, Olivia and Sofia, survive him.