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AFP

Southgate won’t accept ‘burnout’ as World Cup flop excuse

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London (AFP) – England coach Gareth Southgate insists he will not accept burnout as an excuse should the country suffer a familiar World Cup flop in Russia next year.

England are on the brink of wrapping up their place at the 2018 finals and face Slovenia on Thursday and Lithuania on October 8 in their concluding Group F qualifiers.

Southgate won’t accept ‘burnout’ as World Cup flop excuse

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London (AFP) – England coach Gareth Southgate insists he will not accept burnout as an excuse should the country suffer a familiar World Cup flop in Russia next year.

England are on the brink of wrapping up their place at the 2018 finals and face Slovenia on Thursday and Lithuania on October 8 in their concluding Group F qualifiers.

Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked by China’s Shenzhen FC

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was shown the door at China’s second-tier Shenzhen FC on Wednesday after a run of poor results.

The club hailed Eriksson despite parting ways with the much-travelled Swede, who leaves with the team fourth in China League One.

Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked by China’s Shenzhen FC

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Shanghai (AFP) – Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was shown the door at China’s second-tier Shenzhen FC on Wednesday after a run of poor results.

The club hailed Eriksson despite parting ways with the much-travelled Swede, who leaves with the team fourth in China League One.

Friends reunited as Eriksson’s SIPG end Evergrande run

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Shanghai (AFP) Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG ended Guangzhou Evergrande's run of nine straight Chinese Super League victories to cut their lead at the top of the table.

The ex-England manager, who warmly greeted old sparring partner Luiz Felipe Scolari before the game, oversaw a 1-1 draw Evergrande's first dropped points since March.

Friends reunited as Eriksson’s SIPG end Evergrande run

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Shanghai (AFP) Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG ended Guangzhou Evergrande's run of nine straight Chinese Super League victories to cut their lead at the top of the table.

The ex-England manager, who warmly greeted old sparring partner Luiz Felipe Scolari before the game, oversaw a 1-1 draw Evergrande's first dropped points since March.

Wu’s late winner puts Shanghai through to AFC Champions League quarters

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Shanghai (AFP) Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans.

Wu’s late winner puts Shanghai through to AFC Champions League quarters

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Shanghai (AFP) Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans.

Wu’s late winner puts Shanghai through to AFC Champions League quarters

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Shanghai (AFP) Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans.

Wu strike puts Shanghai through to AFC Champions League quarters

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Shanghai (AFP) Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winneragainst a dumbfounded FC Tokyo put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans.

Wu strike puts Shanghai through to AFC Champions League quarters

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Shanghai (AFP) Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winneragainst a dumbfounded FC Tokyo put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans.

Managers

Chinese Burn: Sven Goran Eriksson Sacked By Shenzuan FC, Replacement Coach Announced With Poem

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Sven-Goran Eriksson is once again out of a job after being sacked by Chinese second-tier side Shenzhen FC this week.

Shenzhen are currently fourthin China League One, with a run of five wins from 13 games costing Eriksson his job after just six months in charge.

The club are now preparing to re-hire one of their most beloved former coaches, Wang Baoshan, and took the unorthodox step of announcing their managerial chop-and-change in the form of a poem.

Half-Way Through An Interview, Sven-Goran Eriksson Has Crate Of His Own Wine Delivered Via Helicopter (Video)

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By Chris Wright

As if you weren't already aware: Sven-Goran Eriksson = absolute playa.

Half-way through an interview with the Daily Mail about England's chances at the World Cup and a helicopter descends from the sky to deliver a crate of his own personal "Sven" wine to him in his own back garden.

How does Steve McClaren still get work?

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How does Steve McClaren still get work? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Steve McClaren has been appointed as Derby County manager on a two and a half year deal.

For many, Steve McClaren is a figure of immense mirth, a perpetual punchline, a running joke. Some even conspiratorially suggest that he was created in a test tube by Sven Goran Eriksson in the early autumn of 2004, composed by the combination of the inscrutable contents of frothing conical flasks to create a successor who would flatter the Swede's legacy.

Leagues: Chinese Super League

Andre Villas-Boas joins Shanghai FC, eyes Chinese title

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Shanghai (AFP) Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas said he hoped to break Guangzhou Evergrande's stranglehold on the Chinese Super League as he was unveiled as Shanghai SIPG's new coach on Friday, replacing the axed Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The well-regarded Portuguese manager, nicknamed 'AVB', appeared in front of media in Shanghai shortly after big-spending SIPG announced the end of Eriksson's two-year reign.

Andre Villas-Boas joins Shanghai FC, eyes Chinese title

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Shanghai (AFP) Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas said he hoped to break Guangzhou Evergrande's stranglehold on the Chinese Super League as he was unveiled as Shanghai SIPG's new coach on Friday, replacing the axed Sven-Goran Eriksson.

The well-regarded Portuguese manager, nicknamed 'AVB', appeared in front of media in Shanghai shortly after big-spending SIPG announced the end of Eriksson's two-year reign.

Sven shrugs off penalty row as Shanghai SIPG slip up in China

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Shanghai (AFP) Sven-Goran Eriksson shrugged off a penalty decision that sparked furious scenes as his Shanghai SIPG side slipped further behind in the Chinese title race with a 2-1 defeat to big-spending Jiangsu Suning.

Eriksson preferred not to dwell on the crucial moment in the second half, when Yu Hai was harshly penalised for a tackle on Alex Teixeira with the scores at 1-1.

Sven shrugs off penalty row as Shanghai SIPG slip up in China

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Shanghai (AFP) Sven-Goran Eriksson shrugged off a penalty decision that sparked furious scenes as his Shanghai SIPG side slipped further behind in the Chinese title race with a 2-1 defeat to big-spending Jiangsu Suning.

Eriksson preferred not to dwell on the crucial moment in the second half, when Yu Hai was harshly penalised for a tackle on Alex Teixeira with the scores at 1-1.

Wu’s late winner puts Shanghai through to AFC Champions League quarters

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Shanghai (AFP) Wu Lei's dramatic injury-time winner put Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG into the AFC Champions League quarter-finals against a dumbfounded FC Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Japanese visitors were seconds away from Asia's last eight until Wu struck in the 91st minute for a 1-0 win, sparking chaotic celebrations among the SIPG players and fans.

Asian Champions League

China could win World Cup in 10 years, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's dream of his country winning the World Cup could come true in a decade, former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said, according to reports.

"Now, in 2016, it seems that every player wants to come to China for the same reasons," Eriksson, now the manager of Shanghai SIPG, said in Australia ahead of an Asian Champions League match against Melbourne Victory.

China could win World Cup in 10 years, says Sven-Goran Eriksson

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Chinese President Xi Jinping's dream of his country winning the World Cup could come true in a decade, former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson said, according to reports.

"Now, in 2016, it seems that every player wants to come to China for the same reasons," Eriksson, now the manager of Shanghai SIPG, said in Australia ahead of an Asian Champions League match against Melbourne Victory.

England

Can Sterling & Co bring back the glory days for England?

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Can Sterling & Co bring back the glory days for England? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The case of the English National Football Team over the last couple of decades has been a curious one. Every major tournament is preceded by a fantastic qualifying campaign, where everything comes together perfectly well.

England: All-time football records

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England is where football began with some of the same rules used in the modern game first created by the original Football Association. And since, the Three Lions have always been a power house in international football.

Olympics 2012 Football – Eriksson interested in Forest job

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Ex-England Bos Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in the vacant manager's occupation at Nottingham Forest. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/58906000/jpg/_58906383_sven.jpg

Lowered Expectations: Can England Reinvent Itself?

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It was a process that took around six years from top to tail in total, and it came in three very distinct phases. I had been a supporter of the England national team, reasoning that, with no foreign blood in the family tree and a knowledge that we weren't all as bad as we were painted, I had to have someone to follow for international tournaments.

Lowered Expectations: Can England Reinvent Itself?

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It was a process that took around six years from top to tail in total, and it came in three very distinct phases. I had been a supporter of the England national team, reasoning that, with no foreign blood in the family tree and a knowledge that we weren't all as bad as we were painted, I had to have someone to follow for international tournaments.

For Leicester City, might British be best?

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By David Cockcroft

An October managerial casualty seems to be the norm in today's game, yet the news of Sven Goran Eriksson heading out of the Leicester City exit door came as no little surprise to the football world.

Is Sven Serious When Suggesting Wenger To Be Next England Manager?

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In the wake of Sven Goran Eriksson's opinion that Arsene Wenger would be the ideal next England manager, bookmakers have installed the Frenchman at odds of 25/1 to take over from Fabio Capello when the Italian's contract is up next year.

Needless to say, few people will be in agreement with Eriksson's opinion and anyone with a brain cell will not really believe this will actually happen, moreover there is no way that the Arsenal boss would even consider taking the post (fortunately for England fans).

Sir Alex Ferguson

Sven-Goran Eriksson: I Signed Deal to Manage Manchester United in 2002: Nightly Soccer Report

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Surprising revelations are coming out of England tonight where Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted in his new autobiography that he signed a deal in 2002 to manage Manchester United.

Sir Alex Ferguson had planned to retire in 2002, and Sven — according to his book — had signed on the dotted line to replace Ferguson.

Come dine with me

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Interesting stuff in the Mail. Well not interesting in any real sense, diverting perhaps. Anyway, football managers polled as to who they'd like to have dinner with:

Harry Redknapp Muhammad Ali, Vincent O'Brien, Bobby Moore
Paul Ince – Wife, John F Kennedy, Tiger Woods
Paul Lambert Elvis Presley, George Bush, George Best
Roberto Di Matteo Julius Caesar, Claudia Schiffer, Robert De Niro
Sam Allardyce Nelson Mandela, Muhammad Ali, Sir Alex Ferguson
Sven Goran Eriksson Nelson Mandela, Pope John Paul, Barack Obama
Chris Coleman John F Kennedy, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix
Tony Adams Jesus, Sir Alf Ramsey, Scarlett Johansson
Simon Grayson Geoffrey Boycott, Bono, Don Revie
Roberto Mancini Paolo Mantovani, The Pope, Sheikh Mansour
Rafa Benitez Julius Caesar, Al Pacino, Napoleon
David Moyes Mother, Tommy Burns, Kylie Minogue
Gustavo Poyet Fernando Morena, Michael Jordan, Wife
Neil Warnock – Queen, Barbara Streisand, Brian Clough
Steve McClaren Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama, Sir Alex Ferguson
Alex McLeish -Â Robert Di Niro, John Lennon, Muhammad Ali
Alan Pardew Muhammad Ali, Barrack Obama, Spike Milligan
Peter Reid Elvis Presley, Jesus Christ, Angelina Jolie
Chris Hughton Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Bill Shankly
Gianfranco Zola Father, wife, Diego Maradona

Shame no Roy, Jol or SAF.

Tottenham Hotspur

IT’S HERE!!!! Dave Disco Strikes again!

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Welcome to my blog I am Dave Disco I'm 32 years old I currently live in Swansea and I am (I think I may have mentioned this in intro) a TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR fan and along with a former colleague have become researchers of the weird and wonderful world of the bizarre football. We are embarking [...]

Third English club - and former coach - try to lure Beckham home

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Of course, nothing will be decided until the end of the MLS season, so this may not be the last rumors we'll hear surrounding Galaxy midfielder David Beckham.

Personally, I'd be less surprised to see beckham end up as a part-owner of the Cosmos than a coach at a second tier club in England.

Mutual Consent

Ex-Man City Star Michael Ball Fined £6,000 By FA Over Homophobic Tweet

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By Alan Duffy


#gobshite #withoutaclub #sixgrandoutofpocket

Once one of the country's most highly-rated young players, 32-year-old Michael Ball has been punished by The FA for an offensive Tweet he sent to Coronation Street star Anthony Cotton.

Managerial contracts are a complete waste of time!

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Already this season there have been two sackings, two resignations and two departures by mutual consent in the Football League alone, including two ex-England managers; Steve McClaren and most recently Sven Goran-Eriksson.

Following numerous reports of the costs of sacking a manager in the press recently you would have thought club owners would think twice about sending their current choice on their way.

Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked by Leicester City – Daily Telegraph

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Sven-Goran Eriksson sacked by Leicester City Telegraph.

Leicester City today dismissed, or "agreed by mutual consent to part ways" depending on which news source you trust, former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson after 12 months in charge and after something close to $20m of player purchases had been flushed down the sewer.

The Rest

Sven Goran Eriksson reveals it’s his dream to manage Liverpool

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Sven Goran Eriksson says managing Liverpool is his dream job but excepts that the chance has now passed him by. The former England manager says he has always supported the Reds and that it was him ambition to take charge at Anfield. The Swede told talkSPORT: "In the past, it was always a dream [...]

FMF Forces Chepo to Open Up His Selection Process As Mexico Manager

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Mexico's decisive 4-1 victory over Ivory Coast in New Jersey on Wednesday night could mark a turning point for El Tri after a troubled seven months this calendar year. The Mexican National Team is not new to prolonged slumps in World Cup qualifying. In 2009, under Sven-Goran Eriksson, El Tri took three points from its first three matches and were decisively beaten by Honduras and the United States.

Iraq doesn’t want Maradona at all

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Following reports that Maradona was on the verge of becoming the Iraq national team's new manager, the Iraqi Football Association has made it clear that this will definitely not be happening.

From The National:

"There is no negotiation between Iraqi Football Association with Diego Maradona and it doesn't have any intention to hire him," the deputy IFA head Abdul-Khaliq Masoud told the Associated Press over the phone.

Special 1 TV Takes Aim at Piers Morgan and Arsene Wenger: Video

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If you've been missing Special 1 TV as much as I do, you may enjoy the following video which mixes together Arsene Wenger, Piers Morgan, Sven-Goran Eriksson, Wayne Rooney and Roy Keane. Enjoy!

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Top five things Sven could do next

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In truth, with Leicester sitting only two points off the playoffs, the departure of Sven from Leicester does seem a little surprising. However, given his chequered past and ‘colourful' actions, it allows us to muse on just what might come next: 1. Permanent panellist on Shooting Stars? It's a show that has got a bit [.