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'Svennis' Eriksson in talks over Iran move

'Svennis' Eriksson in talks over Iran move

Published: 24 Nov 2011 07:35 GMT+01:00
Updated: 24 Nov 2011 07:35 GMT+01:00

Eriksson, who originates from Värmland in Sweden, left Iran Thursday after holding talks with Persepolis FC official, the state news agency IRNA reported.

The nomadic manager, known affectionately as "Svennis" in his homeland, flew to Dubai after the negotiations held Wednesday night on Iran's Kish Island, in the Gulf, the agency said.

"He will later announce his decision on our proposal," Persepolis football club president Mohammad Rouyanian was quoted as saying.

British newspapers this week reported the struggling Iranian side was looking to spend around £1 million ($1.6 million) to secure Eriksson, who left Leicester City last month by "mutual agreement".

The 63-year-old Swede had signed a two-year contract with Leicester City just a year earlier, after a number of unsuccessful spells - including with Manchester City, Mexico and League Two outfit Notts County - since leaving the England job, which he held 2001-2006.

Prior to the England job, Eriksson enjoyed successful spells with IFK Gothenburg, where victory in the 1982 UEFA cup paved the way for him to try his managerial skills in Europe's major leagues.

Benfica was his first port of call and after two league wins he moved to Italy, spending time at Roma, Fiorentina and Sampdoria and finally a successful four years with Lazio, crowned with a Serie A league win in 2000.

AFP/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

Your comments about this article

09:01 November 24, 2011 by Keith #5083
I believe the Taliban are also looking for a coach,or petrol tanker, or humvee.Still, gotta admire the man's courage (or naivitey) to even think of a job there.
09:29 November 24, 2011 by gorgepir
The National team I could understand, you only play so many games a year. But managing at club level would mean you have to stay there all year.
09:39 November 24, 2011 by Iraniboy
Keith #5083

You don't need to worry for him, He won't ask you to join him! ;)
10:13 November 24, 2011 by cowboykodp
Iran is one of the safest countries in the world. Not to say the regime is liked by any Iranians....

My Iranian friends visit Iran often. They love to go there and Ski, Mountain climb, Mountain bike, Surf and see the 3000 year old ruins of Persopolis.

Iraniboy;

Most these people on this site don't know the difference between Iran, Iraq, etc...

Happy Thanksgiving.
10:22 November 24, 2011 by Osk
Iran may or may not be safe inside it but how long will it be before someone drops a bomb or two on it and a few of the politicians 'invite' foreigners to be guests fairly close to them?

What I have to admire about Mr Eriksson is his ability to make pot loads of money despite a lack of recent success
10:39 November 24, 2011 by Keith #5083
#cowboyhopd

I know the difference...the q and the n are 3 rows and 6 letters away!

My other 'sarcasm' was not connected with the people of Iran themselves, but rather with the nature of the repressive regime. Still, he could do worse....Penn State for example?
10:51 November 24, 2011 by RobinHood
#Cowboykodp

"Iran is one of the safest country in the world."

This would be the Iran where thousands were imprisoned without trial, beaten tortured and raped by the authorities after the 2009 presidential elections? The Iran where Neda Agha-Soltan was shot dead on the street by a secret policeman, and her grave later desecrated by the government? The Iran that charged three lost US backpackers as yankee spies, and demanded hundreds of thousands of dollars for their release. The Iran that breached a sacrosanct diplomatic protocol, and detained 52 US diplomats for 444 days? The Iran that is threatened with attack next year by Israel, and the US, the mightiest military force in the world - by far? The Iran where crimes are punished by the severing of limbs and the injection of acid into peoples' eyes to make them blind?

It would be interesting to hear your definition of dangerous!
11:12 November 24, 2011 by cowboykodp
@Robinhood;

I agree with all you say.

The "political" system in Iran is in shambles. However, the lives of 99% of the people who are busy living, is not as you describe above.

People who stay out of politics, live there as we do here.

As far as Israel attacking Iran.... are you kidding me?

That's like saying Skåne is going to attack France. Its a bluff and the world is buying it up.

Israel would become a parking lot if they attacked Iran. The only country in the world that could pull off an attack would be the US, and I guarantee you it will not happen.

In 5 to 10 years, the people of Iran will take care of the Mullas themselves. We need to stay out of it.
11:59 November 24, 2011 by conboy
But will Svennis find a satisfactory nightclub in Tehran?
12:45 November 24, 2011 by Jes
For lack of a better word to use , I call Svennis a football prostitute .

He is only after MONEY and has no committment to football . I he were concerned about the game , he should have quit coaching a long time ago , because he has crushed all the teams he was in charge of .

This man does not know football . For his won good , he should drop the idea of going into Iran . They stone fakes like him .
16:50 November 24, 2011 by SimonDMontfort
In a way its sad to see the decline of Svennis.

It certainly looks like he is motivated by money: I remember when England & Sweden played in World Cup 2002, Svennis was being paid TWICE as much as the two Swedish 'co-managers' put together.

If a highly paid manager can only achieve moderate success, then it must be other areas of the game that need to be looked at, if attractive, winning football is going to be the result
21:29 November 24, 2011 by Iraniboy
Thanks cowboykodp!

Happy thanksgiving day :)

@SimonDMontfort

He is motivated by money? What are you motivated for every morning you wake up to go to work?

@RobinHood

There are countless number of wrongdoing by Iranian governments but it has been mostly against Iranians not abroad! However I can enlighten you about what you forgot to mention!

Do you know that when Iran was attacked by the Chemical weapons sold by European and Asian countries and the intelligence provided by the US and UK, none of them said ONE word in the UN about that chemical attack for weeks!?

Do you know that diplomats arrested where found with documents planning to return the monarchy of Iran back to Iran before new government was made?

Do you know that US has blown up a civilian Iranian plane with more than 200 people, one third of which children and the flight was only 20 minutes over the Persian Gulf meaning that it could be recognized as being civilian aircraft with naked eye?

These are memories we'd rather forget because it won't help anyone but you probably need to know since you have never heard of it!
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