Eriksson appointed Mexico boss

Eriksson appointed Mexico boss

Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed the new head coach of Mexico.

Eriksson’s appointment was announced by the Mexican Football Federation president Justino Compean.

The committee of the owners of the 18 top-flight teams unanimously approved the 60-year-old Swede as the successor to Hugo Sanchez, who was sacked in March for failing to guide the under-23 side to the Olympics.

Eriksson, speaking in Spanish, said: “I want to thank the Mexican Football Federation for their confidence and support.

“Our goal is (to qualify to) the 2010 World Cup and try to do it better than in the past.”

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