Sven-Goran Eriksson takes charge of the Philippines

After more than 12 months out of management, Sven-Goran Eriksson has taken over the vacant Philippines post.

Ex-England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.   -  Getty Images

Globetrotting former England and Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed head coach of the Philippines. The 70-year-old will lead the Azkals at the Asian Cup in January after reportedly signing a six-month contract.

Eriksson, who claimed in August he had rejected approaches from Cameroon and Iraq, returns to the international arena after an eight-year absence, last leading Ivory Coast to the 2010 World Cup.

The experienced Swede has not held a managerial position since leaving Chinese side Shenzhen FC in June 2017.

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