Eriksson could join Manchester City
Although Sven-Goran Eriksson
has not yet officially agreed to join Manchester City, it
remains a possibility.
Eriksson met yesterday Thaksin Shinawatra, the prospective new
owner of Manchester City, in London to discuss the future of the
59-year old Swede. Following lengthy negotiations between the
two, the rumours are that Eriksson will be publicly introduced
to Manchester City at the end of this week. A 3-year contract,
that is believed to be worth around £2.5 million per year, could
be signed by Eriksson, if all terms have been agreed upon by
Although earlier this year, Sven-Goran
Eriksson dismissed speculations that he will take a job with
City, in recent appearances he made it clear, that he is ready
to return to club management, and is anxious to restore a
reputation lost, while he was in charge of the national team.
According to Manchester City, the club
will remain in talks with Blackburn's Mark Hughes and Sevilla's
Juande Ramos until Eriksson officially signs the papers.
Thaksin Shinawatra is closing £81.6 million buy-out of
Manchester City, even though over £1 billion of his assets have
been frozen by the Thailand's authorities and he is under
investigation for corruption in his homeland. Thaksin may not be
in a position to formally appoint his manager until he has
acquired 75% of the club and can take the company off the stock
exchange, a process that could take up to three weeks.
Published on 06/25/2007