Malicious Sven needs to get a life – Nancy

Robert Dex

Nancy Dell'Olio says her former partner Sven-Goran Eriksson needs to "get a life" and says she has not read his "malicious" memoirs.

The Italian (left) said she was "shocked and saddened" by the former England football manager's decision to write about their relationship in his new book and detail a string of affairs he had at the same time.

She told Hello magazine: "I haven't read any of the book, but I've been told. I don't know why he's saying these things and being malicious.

"He clearly just can't let what we had go. My advice to him would be, 'Get a life and get over it'.

"Everyone is entitled to have an opinion, of course they are, but not to lie.

"It is a shame that I was with someone for nine years and yet I do not recognise this man at all. I find it shocking how he talks about using women.

"Does he think that is something to be proud of? No real man would talk about women like that."

Nancy said she was disappointed with how the relationship ended.

"I will not go into detail, but the settlement we reached was not what we agreed all those years ago between us," she said.

"We had a gentleman's agreement and it's very disappointing that we ended up in court.


"But things changed in Sven's financial situation and I had to adjust. I think it took him by surprise, too, because it was a huge waste of money.

"When you are doing your talking through lawyers, it is ridiculously expensive.

"Unfortunately, we could not find another way to communicate.

"But I always said life was a compromise. Was I expecting more? Yes. Was I completely happy? No, I was not. But the important thing for me was that it was over."