Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson set for UAE
Former England manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson is close to a new job in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Al Nasr.
Eriksson, who was England’s 1st ever foreign manager is set to become the clubs technical director.
The Swede who is now 64, told UK source BBC; “Things are not finalised yet, but they could be tomorrow [Monday].”
Since leaving England’s national team after two major tournament last eight finishes, Eriksson has managed Manchester City, Mexico, Ivory Coast and Leicester City.
Al Nasr are located in Dubai and are managed by Italy‘s 1982 World Cup winning captain, Walter Zenga. They are also 5th in the UAE Pro League.
Eriksson had spent an almost non-existent time with Thai side, BEC Tero Sasana recently as Technical Director but failed to agree terms to stay.
He will now play a role which is different to anything else he has undergone in his 35 year post playing career. Most will expect Eriksson will be on a large sum of pay but also it highlights his motivation to manage in various different nations; this being his 7th nation – having spent time in Sweden, Italy, Portugal, England, Mexico, Ivory Coast and Thailand.
The Swede is largely known throughout Europe and England especially, having done a fairly successful job whilst managing a national side that covered the peaks in the careers of the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.
Eriksson had been linked with moves to Blackburn and 1860 Munich in recent months but had turned down any approaches.
By Stowe Gregory @stowegregory
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