What more could Eriksson have done at Manchester City?
Sven-Goran Eriksson’s days as Manchester City coach seem to be numbered after his agent said the Swede was unlikely to still be at the club at the beginning of next season.
After a storming start to the season, defeats started creeping in but the end result is still a very respectable first season in charge and a special one for City fans as it included doing a rare double over city rivals United.
So will it be fair if he is shown the door? His agent said Eriksson would not resign, but perhaps he ought to cut his losses and get out of a club where owner Thaksin Shinawatra seems to air his frustrations to the media before discussing them with his coach.
Bookmakers have installed Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari as the favourite to be the next City manager, but would anyone want to take a job working for Thaksin after seeing how Eriksson has been handled?
And where could Eriksson go next?
Sonia Oxley, London
PHOTO: Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson watches the English Premier League match against Bolton Wanderers, Dec 15, 2007. REUTERS/Phil Noble