Sven Goran Eriksson - My Fake Diary
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
A long diary today: From the Daly Mail about my activities after leaving the England job.
Manchester City (July 2007 - June 2008)
Following his five-year tenure with England, Sven headed the new Thaskin Shinawatra regime at the Etihad Stadium along with a flurry of expensive new imports, including £8million on Rolando Bianchi.
However, after only a season in charge, an 8-1 demolition at the hands of Middlesbrough on the final day of the season signalled the end of Sven's time in Manchester.
Mexico (June 2008 - February 2009)
Only a day after leaving his Manchester City role, Sven found himself back in international management with the Mexico.
The Swede's arrival was greeted with great trepidation by the Mexican public, and a string of poor results including defeats to Jamaica and Honduras (the latter a 3-1 defeat) saw Sven once again leave with his tail between his legs.
Notts County (July 2009 - February 2010)
Sven became director of football at Notts County in the wake of an apparent large investment by Munto Finance in the League 2 outfit.
The promise of taking the oldest league club to the top of the Barclays Premier League enticed the Swede, however, the signing and immediate departure of Sol Campbell, followed by financial troubles put paid to the dream.
Tero Sasana (September 2012 - ?)
Sven's latest chapter in his career now leads him to Thailand, where he will assume the role of technical director with the club currently 4th in their domestic league.
Undoubtedly Sven's lure for the ladies and the promise of warmer climes will be championed as a key factor in this latest venture.
P.S. Leeds fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as the Swede was due to take the helm at Elland Road following the sacking of Simon Grayson earlier this year.
Chairman Ken Bates however rejected his application, instead appointing Neil Warnock, citing his desire to not rush into a short-term fix.
I still more than £53m from those jobs... ha ha ha!
Sven Goran Eriksson
The LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham revealed last week that Team GB head coach Stuart Pearce had opted not to hand him one of the three permitted over-23 slots for the London football tournament, with Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy and Micah Richards chosen instead.
Beckham was England captain during my reign and I believe the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star should have been afforded a space whatever the circumstance due to his status.
I would have picked him, put him on the bench at the very least!
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