Friday, September 15, 2006

Will Sven get to do for the US what he did for England?

There are reports out that former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has been approached by US soccer concerning the head coach position. No specifics have been released such as if Eriksson would require the same $8 million a year salary.

Eriksson did not really show much during his time in England, but his with previous teams he did look better. As coach of Italian club Lazio (1997-2001) he won the Coppa Italia in 1998 and 2000, the last ever European Cup Winners' Cup in 1999 and the Serie A title in 2000.

He also had success with Portuguese club Benfica (1982-84; 89-92) and Swedish side Göteborg (1979-82).

The question is, could he return to the good times after have five poor years as England's coach? Also, why is would he take the US job? Is it because he wants to work with a developing team or is it because he cannot find work elsewhere?

Anyway, Sven joins Jurgen Klinsmann, Jose Pekerman, Sigi Schmid, Dominic Kinnear and Carlos Queiroz on the list of possible coaches (there are a few others, but I can't think of them now).


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