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Sunday 18 March 2018

Sven linked to Nigeria job

AFTER seven months of decreasing ambitions, Sven Goran Eriksson's improbable sojourn at Notts County reached its end last night after the club was taken over.

The Swede stepped down as director of football in the wake of Peter Trembling's resignation after the chairman signed over his 90pc share in the club to a consortium fronted by Ray Trew, a former chairman of Lincoln City. Eriksson is likely though to retain a connection with the club in an honourary role as the improbably-titled joint life president.

Eriksson has been linked with other jobs almost since the day he arrived, most notably reports that he was lined up to take North Korea to the World Cup finals, and he may yet find himself in South Africa this summer in charge of Nigeria.

Earlier this week, the FAI moved to cool speculation linking Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni with the vacant position with the Super Eagles.

Irish Independent

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