Sven in Running for Sweden Jobby Mick Bates / 20 October 2009, 08:30Tweet
Sven-Goran Eriksson is being heavily linked with a return to his home land this week as the new coach of the Swedish National team which will be a worry for all Notts County fans out there as he seems to be the man attracting the big names to Meadow Lane. Former Sweden Manager Lars Lagerback stepped down last week following their failure to qualify for the 2010 World Cup Finals, and almost immediately it was Sven's name that shot tot the top of the betting for obvious reasons. The former England Manager has made it clear in the past that he would love to Manager Sweden at some stage in his career and the only question that remains about this story is; Does Sven believe now is the right time to head home after a glittering career?
Skybethave been running a 'Where will Sven be at the end of the Season Market' and they immediately shortened his odds on him being an International Manager to as short as 2/1 following the news coming out of Sweden. However the same bookmaker still has Sven as favourite to reamin at Notts County and turn down the advances of his home land.
Notts County have already said that they will not stand in Sven's way should the dream job come his way although they would be entitled to substantial compensation as the Swede has a five year contract with the League 2 club. Eriksson is mid-way through the process of picking a new Manager for County following the departure of Ian McParland last week but there now has to be serious doubts as to whether he will see through the recruitment process.
However, the deal is by no means done as it is reported that Sven has already turned down around 20 job offers since joining Notts County alone and he has stated in the past he is there to see the job through to the end so he may well snub the lure of his homeland. It may well prove a difficult decision for the Swede and at 61 it may be his last chance to Manage his native country, might that just be too good an opportunity to turn down for Sven?
Where Will Sven Be at the End of the Season Market with Skybetas of 20/10/2009
Notts County 1/2
National Team Boss 2/1
Any Other 6/1
Premier League 20/1
Spanish club 20/1
Italian Club 20/1
French Club 20/1
German Club 20/1
Championship Club 25/1
League One 50/1