Ulrika Jonsson brands Sven-Goran Eriksson 'not a decent person' after cancer diagnosis before deleting post

Ulrika Jonsson brands Sven-Goran Eriksson 'not a decent person' after cancer diagnosis before deleting post

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 12/01/2024

- 11:10

Updated: 12/01/2024

- 11:11

The couple were briefly together back in 2002

Ulrika Jonsson has said Sven-Goran Eriksson is 'not a decent person' after the former England boss was diagnosed with cancer.

The 75-year-old revealed his terminal cancer diagnosis on Thursday, telling Swedish radio station P1: "Everyone understands that I have an illness that is not good.

"Everyone guesses it's cancer and it is. But I have to fight as long as I can.

“I know that in the best case it’s about a year, in the worst case even less. Or in the best case I suppose even longer.

Ulrika Johnsson

Ulrika Jonsson and Sven Goran-Eriksson briefly dated back in 2002


"I don’t think the doctors I have can be totally sure; they can’t put a day on it.”

He continued: “It’s better not to think about it.

“You have to trick your brain.

"I could go around thinking about that all the time and sit at home and be miserable and think I’m unlucky and so on.

“It’s easy to end up in that position. But no, see the positive sides of things and don’t bury yourself in setbacks, because this is the biggest setback of them all.”

Eriksson and Ulrika had a brief relationship in 2002, the same year England reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

And the TV personality took to Instagram on Thursday night to post a brutal and cutting message about her former flame. .

"Look at me being all young all that," she said on her stories.

"So. PSA. I don't have anything to say about Sven. #nada. Not a decent person."

She also told the Telegraph: "I have nothing to say. He didn't exactly cover himself in glory when it came to me."

Ulrika has made it clear in the past that she doesn't remember her relationship with the former England boss in the best light.

She previously wrote: "I carried on my pursuit for love, pausing briefly for a fumble under the covers with a nearly 60-year-old, Sven-Goran Eriksson.

"Remember him, the former England football manager?

"Yes, I am also trying to forget it because sex was about as exciting as assembling an IKEA bookcase, which is what makes my argument for a younger man inescapably convincing."

Eriksson was actually in a relationship with Italian lawyer Nancy Dell'Olio when he and Ulrika embarked on an affair.

And Nancy, speaking to the Mail, has admitted she's devastated following her former partner's diagnosis.


Sven Goran Eriksson

Sven-Goran Eriksson and Ulrika Jonsson ended on bad terms with the TV presenter sticking in the knife


"I didn't think 2024 would open with more bad news," she said.

"I knew that Sven was ill, but it hurts so much to hear this.

"It's a really negative moment. In September my mother died and I can't get over this loss.

"It's like having an open wound that instead of healing keeps getting worse. Sven's announcement was devastating.

"I knew he wasn't well, but hearing his words really. Life can be cruel."

Sven Goran Eriksson

Sven-Goran Eriksson was in a relationship with Nancy Dell'Olio when he had a fling with Ulrika Jonsson


Nancy was once due to marry Eriksson, but life got in the way.

"Yes but it never happened," she said.

"Life never knows what awaits you, changes have occurred, difficult days have arrived and many trials to face.'

"I remember fondly a New Year's Eve spent in Mozambique with Nelson Mandela.

"It was an experience that filled my heart."

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