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Manchester City manager out of Chelsea reckoning

After all, he’s due to be appointed as manager of Mexico on Monday, if the Daily Mail are to be believed. Sven-Goran Eriksson will leave Eastlands considerably richer than when he arrived a year ago, yet will be left feeling that there’s an unfinished job at Manchester City. The Swede signed a three-year contract last summer and his plan for the club’s resurgence began well last campaign, with a top-half finish in the Premier League, despite an 8-1 drubbing in the last game of the season. It now appears as though he’s set for a new international role instead.

Mexican Football Federation president Justino Compean told W Radio: “We only seriously considered Scolari and Eriksson. We’ve sorted out the details with Eriksson and we are about to confirm him.

“We are expecting to reveal it (the new coach) on June 2, so he can be formally unveiled on the 3rd. It’s about to be completed, but as long as we don’t have anything signed we cannot reveal anything.”

Pardon us for saying, Senor Compean, but it appears you’ve revealed a great deal from the above comments. It’s a bit of a strange move for Sven, who was originally thought to have wanted a club role rather than country. Mind you, international managers do have it easier, jetting around to watch their players in action and lots of time off in between. That’s one manager to remove from any Chelsea shortlist.

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