Premier League - Eriksson keen on Villa job

Eurosport - Tue, 10 Aug 11:13:00 2010

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is interested in taking over as manager of Aston Villa.

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Eriksson left his previous job as Ivory Coast manager after the World Cup, with sources close to the 62-year-old confirming to PA Sport that he would jump at the chance to get back into English football.

"Of course, Sven would be interested in this job," the source said.

"He has always said that he would like to go back into the Premier League. It is a big target for him."

Eriksson's last job in the Premier League was with Manchester City, from whom he was fired after leading them to a ninth-place finish in the 2008/09 season.

The Swede is one of the bookies' favourites for the job - alongside USA coach Bob Bradley - but Eriksson's agent Athole Still claims there has so far been no official approach from the Midlands club.

"There has been no contact from Aston Villa," said Still. "Sven gets associated with a lot of big jobs but, as we speak, there has been no contact from Aston Villa."


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