New cancer battle for ex-Leeds United boss Armfield

HEALTH FIGHT: Former Leeds United manager and England footballer Jimmy Armfield.

HEALTH FIGHT: Former Leeds United manager and England footballer Jimmy Armfield.

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FORMER Leeds United manager Jimmy Armfield has revealed he is battling cancer for the second time.

The 81-year-old, who managed Leeds from 1974 to 1978 and guided the Whites to the 1975 European Cup final, is about to complete a course of daily radiotherapy.

Armfield previously received successful treatment for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2007.

He has not given precise details about his latest illness but remains positive about the outcome.

The BBC radio summariser, who won 43 caps as a player for England, said: “I finish the treatment this weekend and the consultant who I am seeing again seems confident. I have had these health issues since the beginning of September but I am better now than I have been for over a month.

“It is amazing how quickly medicine has moved on and I am thankful for that.”

Wendy Fawell.

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