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Sven Goran Eriksson

Former England manager, currently in charge of Chinese Super League club Guangzhou.

Sven-Goran Eriksson Keen For Ivory Coast To Avoid Paying The Penalty

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With the eyes of the footballing world set to focus on Africa this summer you could forgive Sven-Goran Eriksson for starting to feel a...

Podcast: Sven Goran Eriksson Interview

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An exclusive interview with Ivory Coast boss Sven Goran Eriksson features on today’s episode of the Soccerlens Podcast, with Adrian Clarke & Iain Spragg.   The...

Castrol Creates The “Ultimate Football Player”

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With the unmistakable hair of Carles Puyol, the eyes of Xavi, Lionel Messi’s dynamic left foot and the accuracy of Thierry Henry’s right, the explosive legs of Cristiano Ronaldo and the imposing height of Peter Crouch, the world’s ultimate performing football player was unveiled today in London.

Why Africa Keeps Appointing European Coaches

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A Brazilian, a Frenchman, a Serbian, two Swedes and, finally, an Algerian. At the 2010 World Cup – the pan-African showcase – there will be...

African appointments make no sense

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The Ivory Coast have hired a celebrity, not a coach, writes Mike Martin

Podcast: Fan ownership, Man United in Europe and Brazil expert Fernando Duarte (29 March,...

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A timely boost for fed-up fans, the managerial futures of Gianfranco Zola, Sven Goran Eriksson and Roy Keane, plus football’s major embarrassments are all...

Notts County On the Brink – The Cost of Broken Promises

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In July on this site I waxed lyrical about how the oldest league club in world languishing in the bottom division of the football league...

England’s World Cup Chances: The Class of 2010 v The Golden Generation

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Whilst we are used to (endlessly irritated by?) the hype surrounding every build-up to an England World Cup campaign, it’s fair to say that...

The Biggest Losers of 2009: Ranieri, Referees, Ireland and More!

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There are winners and there are losers in football and it’s time to weed out those who suffered in 2009. But losing is not...

League Two 2009/2010 Season Preview

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Soccerlens continues its full season preview of the English Football League, as we move up from the Conference to League Two, which promises to...

Hope, Money and Sven – Tales From a Pre-Season Game Where the Result Mattered

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The oldest league club in world languishing in the bottom division of the football league is taken over by a foreign consortium who hire...

Terry commits to Chelsea, Fergie slaps City around as Gerrard and Eriksson brighten a...

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Sir Alex Ferguson had had a quiet couple of weeks, all things considered. The furore over the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo & Carlos Tévez...

United pull an Arsenal, Gerrard case shines light on Liverpool fans and lots more

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As we amble through the 'most amazing transfer season ever', drunk on the memories of the 'closest title race ever' from last season and...

Sven checks in at Meadow Lane

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Stereotypes are often harsh, but always fun. Especially in sport. And Sven-Göran Eriksson has experienced more than most the effects of such stereotypic nonsense....

The perils of becoming part of a ‘football project’

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It’s not often you feel sorry for footballers. After all, their heartache is pretty minimal when you hold it up against the light of...

The transfer merry-go-round- somebody make it stop!

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In life there are only a handful of things that are certain. You will watch Big Brother. It will irritate you. MPs will lie...

Scolari Speaks, Chelsea Bleeds, Becks and Giggs Learn Their Fates and More!

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Luiz Felipe Scolari shed some insight into his situation at Chelsea right before he was given the pink slip by Roman Abramovich on Monday....

Football fork – January 2007 – Liverpool bought by the DIC group

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About ten years ago Nick Hancock co-wrote a book called What Didn't Happen Next, which was an amusing look at the butterfly effect in...

The Biggest Losers of 2008 – Real Madrid, Avram Grant, Juande Ramos, Arsenal and...

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While football success and failure is usually measured season to season, from August to May, the end of an year gives an opportunity to...

Manchester City: Frantically weaving a larger basket case

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Even Thaksin Shinawatra's ego wouldn't go so far as to proclaim himself the Messiah, yet for a brief period he was held in such...

Shinawatra ends the chaos at Manchester City

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After Manchester City's catastrophic 8-1 reverse at Middlesbrough on the final day of the 2007-8 season, Sven Goran-Eriksson, and a substantial proportion of the...

Should Mark Hughes accept the Manchester City offer?

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When they finally pulled the trigger, it came as a relief - finally things could move forward at Eastlands and the preparations for next...

Manchester City qualify for UEFA Cup – will Thaksin change his mind?

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Manchester City have qualified to play in the UEFA Cup next season through the Premier League's fair play table. The Premier League came top of...

Manchester City fans – why do you not understand me?

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Looking through the Soccerlens postbag this week we found a letter from a man much in the news at the moment. He has written...

Can Eriksson take Manchester City to the Champions League?

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It be foolhardy to suggest that Thaksin Shinawatra knows more than the average football fan. He might know how to make money, and avoid...

Can Sunderland beat Manchester City?

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Roy Keane insists that Sunderland haven't yet secured their Premier League future. A fourth consecutive win for the Black Cats at home to Manchester City...

Manchester City gunning for Europe, Chelsea gunning for Respect

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Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson still believes that Manchester City can make it into Europe this season. I'm not going to argue with...

Kenny Jackett – The best coach you’ve never heard of?

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I'm sure many of you would never have given Millwall manager Kenny Jackett a second thought. His team currently sit in 18th place in...

Richard Dunne is the star of the Manchester City show

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When Sven-Goran Eriksson reflected on Manchester City's surprise derby win at Old Trafford yesterday, he could have been forgiven for concentrating only on the...