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Sven-Göran Eriksson


Côte d'Ivoire National Team Coach

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Created: 8th Jun 2010
Modified: 8th Jun 2010
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Côte d’Ivoire National Team
Working primarily in:
Cote d'Ivoire

Biographical Information
Sven-Göran Eriksson
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Feb/5/1948
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Sweden

Sven-Göran Eriksson in Sweden commonly referred to just by his nickname Svennis, is a Swedish football manager. He is the current manager of Côte d'Ivoire national football team. And recently has come out as a lifelong Liverpool FC supporter.

Eriksson was a Swedish football player and was forced to retire early from an unremarkable playing career in the Swedish lower leagues, due to injury in 1975. He went on to become a successful club football manager from 1978 to 2001, in the Swedish, Portuguese and Italian top football divisions, most notably with Italian club Lazio.

During this time Eriksson achieved several national league, domestic cup and two notable UEFA competition wins. With his achievements in this period, Eriksson is so far the only manager who has achieved the league-and-cup double in three different countries (Sweden, Portugal and Italy).

On leaving Lazio, Eriksson controversially became the first foreign manager of the English national team, succeeding Kevin Keegan in 2001. He had a relatively long spell as England manager, managing the team for two World Cups and Euro 2004 in between. While being steadily and repeatedly supported by the Football Association, and having attained a good overall statistical record with England, after disappointing performances it was announced in January 2006 that Eriksson would step down after the World Cup in that June, which England subsequently exited at the quarter-final stage.

After a year out of the game, in July 2007 Eriksson agreed to a three-year contract with the recently taken over top-flight but struggling English club Manchester City worth £2 million a year plus bonuses, agreed with their wealthy new Thai owner Thaksin Shinawatra.

 After a good start to the season, with his early signings creating an impact, it was announced by many news sources that in a surprise move, Shinawatra wished to replace Eriksson in May 2008 after only one full season, because of an "avalanche of very poor results which is unacceptable at this level".

On 2 June 2008, Eriksson officially left Manchester City. On 3 June 2008, he was officially signed to become the manager of the Mexican national team, despite mass protests by the Mexican fans. He was sacked on 2 April 2009. Immediately afterwards, the Mexican fans' association held a "victory rally" attended by approximately 30,000 angry supporters.

 Eriksson was Director of Football at English League Two team Notts County from July 2009 to February 2010, attracted by a Middle East consortium which claimed to seek to take the club to the top of the Premiership.

Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed Ivory Coast coach for the 2010 World Cup finals. "His mission will be to lead Ivory Coast team during the World Cup and to make sure it fares honourably, which will be difficult in a competition featuring the world's best 32 sides."


Source: wikipedia

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