Eriksson


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Eriksson

Sven-Goran . born 1948, Swedish football manager; head coach of the England team from 2001
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London : Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been named chief coach of Chinese Super League side Guangzhou R&F, the club said yesterday.
Eriksson is starting to find the formula for a promotion mission after a seven-game unbeaten run.
Eriksson only lasted until after the following World Cup, since when he has embarked on a nomadic existence, taking charge of both the Mexico and Ivory Coast national teams, in addition to Notts County following a stormy season at Manchester City under controversial owner Thaksin Shinawatra.
Fulham chief executive Alistair Mackintosh has held talks with the former England boss and although personal terms are yet to be agreed, Eriksson is clear favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson.
Eriksson,who is on his way to the World Cup after being appointed the new coach of Ivory Coast, was meeting City's Ivorian defender Kolo Toure.
Eriksson is 11-2 not to be at Meadow Lane on the final day of the season.
2003: July - Eriksson admits meeting new Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich but claims the occasion was purely a social one.
Manchester City boss Eriksson would even love to have Beckham in his side, but cannot see the 32-year-old midfielder quitting Los Angeles Galaxy to return home.
City are desperate for striking power, and Yakubu is a player Eriksson will attempt to prise away from the Riverside.
Liverpool have already had a bid for Benayoun rejected by the Hammers, but Eriksson looks likely to try to snatch the Isreal skipper from under the nose of Anfield chief Rafael Benitez.
Eriksson tops Thaksin's wish list to succeed Stuart Pearce if the former Thai Prime Minster's pounds 81.
There is a fair chance that Eriksson will take the job," said Harris, "and the important thing is that Eriksson is highly respected by England's players.