Sven on the Move Again

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Just four months after he agreed a technical director role at Thai side, BEC-Tero Sasana, Sven Goran Eriksson is on the move again after accepting a coaching role at a club slightly closer to home.

Instead of basking in the glorious Thai sunshine, Sven will assist 1860 Munich manager, Alexander Schmidt, as the German second division side battle to promotion to the Bundesliga.

It is the seventh fixed role he has had since leaving England in 2006 and has already sparked rumours among betting news pundits he will be the manager before 2013 is out.

1860 chief executive, Robert Schafer, reportedly claimed his club now have Sven’s “wealth of experience for our benefit” yet the fans must be seriously concerned that their club is being taken for a ride here. For Sven is not a man to settle down and concentrate on a long-term footballing project, nor is he the sort of employee that accepts being second best.

At England, he presided over three major tournaments and always made sure, no matter how subtle he was, that things with the FA went his way.

Since leaving on his own terms after a 2006 World Cup campaign that few fans wanted him in charge of, Sven rocked up at Manchester City for a season before jetting off to manage Mexico and the Ivory Coast in further major international tournaments.

His disastrous stint as director of football at Notts County in 2009 proved Sven cannot simply sit on one project and, although he is coach at 1860 Munich, few fans who bet on football would argue he is not already eyeing up the managerial post there.

Should Munich achieve promotion this season, expect Sven to take over from Schafer after a dodgy start to their 2013/14 Bundesliga campaign and sit on that post until something better turns up.

The Swede is not a man to mess around in football but he will mess you around if you are not careful. Just ask a no-doubt bewildered BEC-Tero Sasana.

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