The Football Association today confirmed that Ray Clemence has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The Football Association today confirmed that England’s senior national goalkeeping coach Ray Clemence has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Ray is currently taking a break before undergoing treatment and will not be with the England squad for the Holland fixture on February 9th.
Goalkeeping legend Clemence, who has been working with The FA since 1996, said: "The news I have had from the doctors so far has been very positive and encouraging.
"I’m looking forward to getting the treatment out of the way and returning to work as soon as possible."
England Head Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said: "Everyone wishes Ray a speedy recovery. His enthusiasm and expertise are very important for England at every level."
England’s Under-21 and FA goalkeeping coach Martin Thomas will work with the senior squad in Ray’s absence while England and FA youth coach Tony Parks will coach the Under-21 goalkeepers during this time.