Sven Goran Eriksson takes charge of Guangzhou R&F

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 04 June 2013, 11:42

Sven Goran ErikssonSven Goran Eriksson continues his quest to manage in every single country on the planet after being handed an 18-month contract to take charge of Chinese side Guangzhou R&F. The former England boss had been working as a technical advisor of United Arab Emirates club Al Nasr but has now decided to return to the management arena with the little known outfit, in a deal reportedly worth £2.5 million.

The Swede has previously managed in Sweden, Portugal, Italy, England as well as taking charge of the English, Mexican and Ivory Coast national teams. He managed The Three Lions for five years during which he led them to the quarter-finals of both World Cup 2002 and Euro 2004, and also achieved the highest ever point percentage of any England manager in major tournament matches.

The 65-year-old will now try and work his magic at Guangzhou R&F who are currently 13th in China's Super League. In their ranks they have the former Everton player Yakuba who has previously played for Sven at Leicester City. Whether Sven will last the duration of his contract remains to be seen...


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