Sven leaves Manchester City – who should replace him?

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Or should that be who will replace him? After all, it appears that Mark Hughes is nailed-on for the position, with Blackburn reluctantly allowing their manager to hold talks at Eastlands. The BBC report that the Swede and Manchester City have finally parted ways after just one full season, are we all in agreement that Eriksson has been treated pretty poorly by Thaksin Shinawatra and his cronies?

BBC Sport revealed in April that Eriksson was no longer wanted by owner Thaksin Shinawatra, despite the Swede guiding City to a Uefa Cup place.

“I have enjoyed my time at Manchester City very much and I would like to thank the fans, players and staff for their amazing support,” said Eriksson.

While it’s a little rich to suggest Sven ‘guided’ them to a UEFA Cup place (they only got that through a fair play award), he did mastermind home and away victories over Manchester United, as well as a top-half finish in the Premier League. Will the ‘squad that Sven built’ now disintegrate and be replaced by a Mark Hughes outfit instead?

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