Serbian coach Sinisa Mihajlovic rewarded by Bologna with a one-year contract extension on Wednesday, as he continues to manage the Italian club despite being treated with cancer.
Before the season began, the 51-year-old was diagnosed with acute leukemia and had a bone marrow transplant.
“Bologna FC 1909 announce that they have reached an agreement with Sinisa Mihajlovic to extend his contract until 30 June 2023,” the club said in a statement.
After spending the season dividing his time between the hospital and the pitch, Mihajlovic said he felt “stronger than before” this week.
In January 2019, the former international player from Yugoslavia took over from Filippo Inzaghi helping the team pull off a spectacular top-flight survival.
When the coach arrived from former Serbia, AC Milan, Sampdoria, and Torino, bringing them to a 10th place finish, the team was 18th with just two wins from 21 games.
As a consequence, he was awarded a contract until June 2022.
Juventus host leaders in their first match on June 22 in nearly four months and Bologna is 10th in this term in Series A.