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Old 26-06-2007, 11:18   #121
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Word is out that he's just confirmed a three year deal. And the odds at the bookies have just hit the floor.

So it looks like it IS Sven then. I'll be honest, it's nice to see him back in football and it shows that he's prepared to tough it out again as he's hardly Mr Popular up and down the country.

I think if he's given some cash, he could do good things with City.
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Old 26-06-2007, 11:28   #122
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Sven agrees in principal:-

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Sky Sports News has reported that Sven Goran Eriksson has agreed, in principle, to become the next manager of Manchester City.

It is reported that a three year deal has been agreed but that no official anouncement will be made until Thaksin Shinawatra acquires 75% of the club's shares although that figure should be arrived at in the next few days.

Various news sources were this morning reporting that Sven will bring Swedish assistant manager Roland Andersson with him as his number 2.

Andersson has confirmed he has been approached.

If there are no last minute slip ups it looks like the summer saga is now over and the time has finally arrived to recruit quality players.

I wish Sven well and hope he has every success with Manchester City.


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So what happened to Sven only going to manage a side that are Champions League regulars?

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Old 26-06-2007, 12:15   #124
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Hes a good club manager, city has done well to get him.
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Old 26-06-2007, 15:48   #125
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So what happened to Sven only going to manage a side that are Champions League regulars?
If Mr Shinawatra
gets his way, that is exactly what Sven is gonna turn Manchester City into

With Arsenal on the slide on of the top 4 maybe replaced, hopefully Manchester City can fill that gap. Bloody hell did I just type that
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You know, I think you just did I think there should have been extra emphasis on the words 'maybe' and 'hopefully' though!

Anyway, it's certainly a brave decision from both parties. It could be a stroke of genius or another embarassing failure on City's behalf (and yet more amusement for the Red half of Manchester). Plus, it would have been a lot easier, I guess, for Sven to have taken a job in another country away from our media spotlight. Time will tell but he'll need a lot of cash available if he's going to even get them as a mid-table team next season. Surely anything more than will be a massive bonus for City fans?

You've got to admire the City supporters optimism though, haven't you? Sven was probably their third choice, they've just sold 2 of their best players out of a team that scored only 10 goals at home last season ..... and they're already talking about Champions League football.

Maybe I'll buy a ticket tonight and hopefully I'll win the lottery.
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Old 27-06-2007, 13:59   #127
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BSkyB has sold its 9.88% stake in the club.

Earlier today 5,343,622 shares were sold on PLUSMarkets an offer price of 40p. The stake equates to 9.88% of the 54,089,373 City shares in issue, which is BSkyB’s full holding.

Yesterday 672,142 (1.24%) shares were sold. So far there’s been no official confirmation that the shares have been sold to Thaksin’s UK Sports Investments Limited, though it is highly improbable they’ve been sold to anyone else.

The combined sales would take Thaksin’s holding up to 67.06%.

Although some fans have expressed concern about the takeover falling through should Thaksin fail to reach 75%, the fear is largely unfounded. Thursday’s official offer merely gives him the option to pull out if he fell short of the 75% but allows him to accept “such lower percentage as UK Sports Investments may decide”.
The masterplan takes another step forward.

The Guy looks serious. Sven appointment due any time, buying shares up left, right and centre, money for transfers promised otherwise there is no way Sven would have jumped on the Thai bandwagon
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If there's one thing I do trust Sven with, it's his uncanny nose for money.
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Nesta backs Sven return

Alessandro Nesta has told Manchester City fans they should be excited about the prospect of his former Lazio Coach Sven Goran Eriksson returning to club football at Eastlands. “Eriksson is a different boss but in a good way,” said the World Cup-winning defender. “He gave me the freedom to do the right thing and to work it out myself. You could also go to him with your problems. He has helped me a lot and been a very important person in my career. He took a step back and let me develop.” The Swedish tactician is expected to be appointed as City’s new manager by the end of the week.
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Old 27-06-2007, 15:33   #130
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If Sven becomes the manager does this mean the FA can stop paying him all that money to do nothing?
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If Sven becomes the manager does this mean the FA can stop paying him all that money to do nothing?
I think the FA have just stopped paying him

Lapmard gives his views on Sven and Man City:

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FRANK LAMPARD has backed Sven Goran Eriksson to have a big impact at Manchester City.

The ex-England boss is expected to sign a three-year deal with City - believed to be worth £7.5m - once Thaksin Shinawatra has secured 75 per cent of the club’s shares.

Lampard said: “He’ll make a big impact because he’s a big personality. I think everyone knows about Sven.

“I’m a big fan of his, both as a person and a manager. I’m very, very pleased he’s back in football at a club like Man City.

“His track record is fantastic throughout Europe. He knows how to put teams together and how to make them successful and I hope he can do that for him personally.”

Under Eriksson England reached the quarter finals of Euro 2004 and last summer’s World Cup, crashing out to Portugal twice on penalties.

The Swede bore the brunt of the blame but Lampard reckons that he will be ready to deal with any flak that comes his way now.

The Chelsea star added: “He will be under pressure because the England job is the toughest one out there.

“We got to two quarter-finals. We didn’t get as far as everyone wanted at that level.

“But we shouldn’t hark on about that now. He’s in a new job at a new club and I’m sure Man City fans will get behind him and I wish him the best of luck.”
All seems to be fitting into place, each day another piece of the jig-saw gets added
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I think the FA have just stopped paying him
That explains why has taken up a job offer then. Guess most clubs couldn't of matched his pay off from the FA.
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good luck to him i say, the FA where stupid enough to give them the contract. good manager and man city are a good club with great support just hope the thai huy turns out ok. Prem could be interesting next year from 4th down as a lot of teams all seem to have £50+ to spend this summer!
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Old 28-06-2007, 19:48   #134
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good luck to him i say, the FA where stupid enough to give them the contract.
I've nothing against Sven for getting himself the huge salary, I'd love for my boss to double my salary because I'd talked to a rival company and they were frightened I'd leave. I do blame the FA for falling for it though.

Sven's club record is very good so will be intersting to see what he can do over the next couple of seasons, especially with a decent budget.
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Sven arrives to meet City stars:-

Link to article

Some photos of Sven at the Carrington training ground today:-

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The revolution at Manchester City continues
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This takeover is taking forever!.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/foot...ty/6241052.stm

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Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to be confirmed as Manchester City boss after new owner Thaksin Shinawatra took his shareholding in the club past 75%.

More soon.

Let the spend begin.... Come on Crouch, Defoe, Owen and the rest ( wishfull thinking but hey )
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I would not be surprised one bit to see Owen in a City shirt next season.
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What a slap in the face that would be to Geordie Land. Not only a rip off £9m, but moving to Man City!
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What a slap in the face that would be to Geordie Land. Not only a rip off £9m, but moving to Man City!
They bought Joey Barton on a buy out clause, so if they lose Owen to us, they can't grumble Newcastle finished 1 place (2 Points) above us in the league, who would he rather play for Sven or Sam?

Oh Yeah, Sven appointed today:-

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