City confirm Eriksson exit

City confirm Eriksson exit

Manchester City have confirmed Sven-Goran Eriksson has left his post as the Barclays Premier League club’s manager.

The Swede’s departure, by mutual consent, brings to an end weeks of speculation over his future.

City owner Thaksin Shinawatra was reportedly unhappy with the former England coach’s performance over the second half of the season, as his team slid out of contention for European qualification via their league placing.

That they eventually did make the UEFA Cup, albeit through the Fair Play League, was not enough to save Eriksson – who is thought to have been lined up as the next manager of the Mexican national team.

Reports this morning claimed City have made an official approach to Blackburn in an attempt to bring in Mark Hughes as Eriksson’s replacement.

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