• Sweden edition
 
'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!
Today's headlines
Politics
Löfven in U-turn over restaurant tax sales hike
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Photo: TT

Löfven in U-turn over restaurant tax sales hike

Incoming Prime Minister Stefan Löfven won't be increasing taxes in restaurants as promised, despite his strong criticism of the former government's tax cuts in 2012. READ  

Sport
Malmö beat Olympiacos in Champions clash
Rosenberg celebrates his second goal. Photo: TT

Malmö beat Olympiacos in Champions clash

Malmö became the first Swedish side to win a Champions League match in 14 years after beating Olympiacos 2-0 on Wednesday night. READ  

Education
Three Swedish unis in world's top 100
One of the buildings at the Karolinska Institute. Photo: TT

Three Swedish unis in world's top 100

Three Swedish universities were ranked among the top 100 in the world in the new Times Higher Education ranking, with another two featured in the top 200. READ  

What's next on Sweden's political stage?
Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven. Photo: TT

What's next on Sweden's political stage?

Upcoming Prime Minister Stefan Löfven announced his new Red-Green coalition government on Friday, but what happens next? Here are all the important dates you need to know. READ  

Politics
Nuclear freeze agreed by new government
A nuclear power station in Forsmark, Sweden. Photo: TT

Nuclear freeze agreed by new government

Sweden's Social Democrats and Greens Party have announced a coalition agreement to halt nuclear energy development. READ  

International
Sweden rethinks Afghan translators' asylum
A Swedish soldier in Afghanistan. Photo: TT

Sweden rethinks Afghan translators' asylum

The Migration Court in Malmö has ruled that Sweden's Migration Board was wrong to reject the residence applications of seven Afghan interpreters without assessing their protection needs. READ  

The Local List
Top five winter festivals in Sweden
Speak Percussion will perform at Connect in Malmö in November. Photo: Connect

Top five winter festivals in Sweden

Autumn has swept into the country and chilly days lie ahead. But there are plenty of winter festivals where you can warm up in the coming months. With tickets already selling fast, here are The Local's top tips. READ  

Presented by Regus
How to get your own great office in Stockholm
A woman using a Regus workspace. Photo: Regus

How to get your own great office in Stockholm

Stockholm's business climate is hotter than ever, which leaves start-ups and business travellers hunting high and low for flexible office space. The solution is easier than they think. READ  

Business
Swedish Saab plant sheds a third of workers
Workers at the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Photo: TT

Swedish Saab plant sheds a third of workers

Swedish car maker Saab has announced it has axed 155 workers, close to a third of its workforce. READ  

International
Sweden's 'most dangerous art' on sale
A Danish site is selling the works that the Swedish state wants destroyed. Screenshot: www.entartetekunst.dk

Sweden's 'most dangerous art' on sale

Work by controversial jailed Swedish artist Dan Park is on sale online and could reach a gallery in Copenhagen, despite a previous exhibition being pulled. READ  

RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTER AND ALERTS
Gallery
People watching: 1st October
Analysis
Should Sweden's school age be raised?
National
Top Swedish skier killed in Chile avalanche
National
JohannaN: Jewellery inspired by northern Sweden
National
Apology for Swedish model's stolen photos
Blog updates

01 October

Future tense – ska or kommer att? (The Swedish Teacher) »

"Hej igen! Karen had a question the following question on that about future tense: Explain when you use “komma att ” and “ska”. I’m running along forever here using “ska” and realize suddenly everyone uses “komma att” this and that all the time! In Swedish there are three different ways to express future tense and they are not..." READ »

 

01 October

Academy-Award Winning Actor Geena Davis on Changing the Way We View Women in Media (Stockholm in my American Heart) »

"There are two moments in Geena Davis’s life that molded her into the powerful women’s advocate and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media she is today: living in Sweden and starring in Thelma & Louise. The first part of her personal journey took flight in Sandviken, a small rocky town east of..." READ »

 
 
 
Politics
New coalition agrees on defence and migration
Fastighetsbyrån
Gallery
Property of the week: Botkyrka
Education
New government to make school compulsory to 18
Politics
Sweden Democrat wins Deputy Speaker spot
National
Swedish scientists sneak Bob Dylan lyrics into articles
Lifestyle
The five best Swedish songs of the month
Gallery
People-watching: September 28th
National
When Italian style meets Swedish simplicity
Lifestyle
Review: Sweden's first alcohol-free nightclub
Gallery
In Pictures: The MS Estonia disaster
Lifestyle
Ten things expat women notice in Sweden
Politics
What's next on Sweden's political stage?
Gallery
Sweden's 2014 election: Most memorable moments
Society
What's on in Sweden
Gallery
People-watching: September 24th
Seaman Oliver Gee with his first lobster
Lifestyle
How to catch the first lobster of the year
Gallery
In Pictures: Fredrik Reinfeldt through the years.
Society
Plucked out of Canada for love and guitars
Sponsored Article
How to start a business in Stockholm
Sponsored Article
Introducing… Insurance in Stockholm
Latest news from The Local in Austria

More news from Austria at thelocal.at

Latest news from The Local in Switzerland

More news from Switzerland at thelocal.ch

Latest news from The Local in Germany

More news from Germany at thelocal.de

Latest news from The Local in Denmark

More news from Denmark at thelocal.dk

Latest news from The Local in Spain

More news from Spain at thelocal.es

Latest news from The Local in France

More news from France at thelocal.fr

Latest news from The Local in Italy

More news from Italy at thelocal.it

Latest news from The Local in Norway

More news from Norway at thelocal.no

866
jobs available
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions
Swedish Down Town Consulting & Productions is an innovative business company which provides valuable assistance with the Swedish Authorities, Swedish language practice and general communications. Call 073-100 47 81 or visit:
www.swedishdowntown.com
PSD Media
PSD Media is marketing company that offers innovative solutions for online retailers. We provide modern solutions that help increase traffic and raise conversion. Visit our site at:
http://psdmedia.se
If you want to drink, that’s your business.
If you want to stop, we can help.

Learn more about English-language Alcoholics Anonymous in Sweden. No dues. No fees. Confidentiality assured.
AA-EUROPE.ORG/SWEDEN