Sven Goran Eriksson Next Job Bettingby Jack Kitson / 26 October 2011, 09:36Tweet
It has not been a great month for former England managers. On 2nd October Steve McClaren resigned from Nottingham Forest after a dismal start to the season and then on Monday night Leicester City's Thai owners, King Power, grew tired of their side's inconsistency and sacked manager Sven Goran Erikkson. The Championship is a cruel division where a few wins on the spin can get you into the promotion places while a few defeats can see you plummet towards the bottom three. However, not all is bleak for Sven as he will no doubt come away with a big pay-off to add to his millions and despite his recent failings at Leicester, the Ivory Coast and Mexico he still has a relatively impressive CV which means he is unlikely to be short of offers either in England or abroad.
Stan James have opened up a betting market concerning the location of Sven Goran Erikkson's Next Job with Continental Europe (Inc Russia) top of the betting at 2/1. A return to Italy is a possibility. Sven enjoyed some of his most successful moments with Lazio, with whom he guided to the Serie A championship, domestic cups and the European Cup Winners' Cup. Another option is jetting out to Russia, a country with many wealthy clubs who seem to love splashing the cash at the moment. One team that springs to mind is FC Anzhi Makhachkala who are owned by billionaire Suleyman Kerimov and, in August, made Samuel Eto'o the highest paid player in the world, earning over 10m per season. Sounds like Sven's cup of tea.
The 66-year-old is available at 4/1 to stay in the United Kingdom or even move across the Irish Sea to Ireland. He might fancy an instant return to Championship management and throw his name into the Next Portsmouth Manager betting market. Or even wait to see if he is in with a chance of a job in the Premier League, with managers Steve Kean, Steve Bruce and Owen Coyle all feeling the heat at the moment. Sven is also available at 7/1 to move to North America and perhaps be tempted by the glitz and glamour of Major League Soccer and possibly re-uniting with David Beckham. Stranger things have happened. Who knows what the future holds for Sven, but one thing is for sure, it is likely to be another rollercoaster journey for the Swede.
Which Part Of The World Will Sven End Up In Next?
- 2/1 - Continental Europe (Inc Russia)
- 4/1 - Uk & Ireland
- 4/1 - Middle East
- 5/1 - Africa
- 6/1 - Far East & Asia
- 7/1 - North America
- 10/1 - South America
- 14/1 - Australasia
- 100/1 - Antartica
Odds supplied by Stan James To place your bet click Football' on the Stan James homepage, then click the drop down menu bar at the top of the page and scroll down until you find Manager Specials'.