Sven Goran Eriksson is the new Leicester manager, apparently

Mirror Football say ex-England gaffer has set up a 2-year Foxes deal


Leicester City sacked Paulo Sousa this morning after an abject run of one win in nine games; and it appears Sven Goran Eriksson, in true Sven Goran Eriksson fashion, has already stepped into to fill the position – despite the small issue of already being contracted to another team.

According to Mirror Football, Svennis has been in contact with the Foxes for a while and has already agreed to a two year deal. However, the Man Of A Thousand Clubs only recently signed a one year, £1.2m deal with Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal, which he was due to start on MONDAY.

The Mirror report:

Eriksson has shaken hands on the Al Hilal post and is due to fly to Riyadh once they are out of the Arabian Champions League, but he can walk away

The veteran Swede is set to commit although he wants thorough talks to be sure about Leicester’s plans after falling for Notts County’s promises a year ago and eventually leaving the club where he was director of football during a bizarre spell.

Oh, that Sven! Any Leicester fans out there? What do you reckon?

5 responses so far
  • John // October 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Please god not Sven! If Martin O’Neill can be talked into coming back then push heaven and earth to get him. The club are in such a poor relationship with the fans at present. We were never told why Pearson left. We still don’t know who the new owners are officially and many more worries that all add up. To appoint Sven will only add to the poor relations. They have an easy route out of this. Get Martin and in one foul swoop they will immediately have the fans on his side. Attendence will be up at least 5,000 and the fans will have something to cheer and shout about again. It seems such a no brainer decision but this is Leicester we are talking about and nothing is ever done here the easy way.

  • Sophie Stepover // October 1, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Sven needs to fire his dentist…if in fact he has one.

  • London Boy // October 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Forget Sven, Alan Pardew is the next Manager

  • Hitler // October 1, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    How does Sven go from job to job earning a fortune each time, despite being inept?

  • chimpo // October 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

    @John to quote the landaners “dream on you mug”

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