Sven Goran Eriksson is back in English football having signed a five year deal to become Director of Football at Notts County. The former England manager insists that he can take the club from League Two to the Premier League in the biggest challenge of his life.
Eriksson had been hoping for a quick return to Premier League management after being sacked from his post with the Mexican International team, and says he could easily have gone elsewhere if money was his key objective but has settled for the position with Notts County as a ‘difficult way’ of returning the the top English league.
Eriksson will work alongside County manager Ian McParland, who says of the appointment;
“I would never have dreamt of someone of Sven’s standing coming to Notts County. It is fantastic, he’s got a lot of knowledge, he has been at big clubs all around the world. And he’s managed England,” the Scotsman added. “But I won’t hold that against him.”
Eriksson is eager to get on with the job and plans to move to the Nottingham area, he says;
“I don’t know League Two at all but I have discussed with Ian McParland what we need, To start with we have to find good players, without good players we can’t reach League One and the Championship and so on.”