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Manchester City to sack Sven-Goran Eriksson

Manchester City to sack Sven-Goran Eriksson Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will be sacked at the end of the season, latest reports in the British press indicate. According to the sources, the football club owner Thaksin Shinawatra told Eriksson, who has two years left on his contract, that he was not the right man for the job. Sven-Goran Eriksson says he will not resign from the managerial post and informed players on Monday that he will be dismissed at the end of the season, sparking an angry response. It appears that the last straw for Shinawatra was Sunday's 3-2 loss against Fulham, after Manchester City blew away a 2-0 lead. According to media reports, after the Sunday's game, Thaksin Shinawatra held a meeting with Eriksson and told him he would be dismissed after their final two games of the season.

 Sven-Goran Eriksson took over Manchester City a few weeks before the start of the season and led the squad to the 3rd spot on the Premiership table in November. But ever since, the team has been going down the hill, winning just four of their last 15 games and are currently sitting on the 9th row. Shinawatra will now set about the task of landing a new manager, with former Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari already touted as a replacement for Eriksson. Naturally, as soon as Eriksson's dismissal is official, the bookmakers will post odds on the possible replacement and the punters could then join in on the action, as well.

 Published on 04/29/2008

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