The weird world of football — Eriksson to Notts County

July 22, 2009

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has described his next challenge as director of football at English League Two (fourth division) club Notts County as his toughest test yet.

Some would say that’s an understatement.

“It’s the biggest football challenge in my life,” the 61-year-old Swede told a news conference in the Midlands city of Nottingham on Wednesday.

“I always said I wanted to come back to the (English) Premier League, because it’s the best league in the world. I’ve chosen a difficult way to do it, it will take some years but I’m sure we will do it.”

Has there ever been a more eyebrow-raising appointment in world football?

Of course a lot of money from the new Middle Eastern owners of the oldest club in the world has tempted Eriksson but there will be many soccer fans who still won’t quite be able to believe it.


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61 years old back to the football playground?

wonder what his wage is

souns interesting

Posted by Gaely | Report as abusive

a ….th wonder of the world i guess!

Posted by benjamin | Report as abusive

I see this as a surprise, he sees this as a challenge.
No more jobs at top clubs in England?

I sounds like a football manager game for me. Eriksson is playing. Or maybe he is a little tired of the media attention and just wants to enjoy his coaching.

Since the appointment of Sven i propose that Notts County appoint a secondary name to its ground, just like Manu have Old Trafford & Theatre of Dreams. I propose Meadow Lane should be accompanied with “HIPPODROME OF HAPINESS”. That should do it.

Posted by phil | Report as abusive

I think it looks interesting. We can call it wonder.

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