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Sven-Goran Erikson is a life-long liverpool fan

Sven-Goran Erikson is a life-long liverpool fan

Former Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has opened up on his love for Liverpool ever since he was young, just like his father.

Eriksson, 70, revealed he has a secret love for the Reds, but couldn’t allow it to be public knowledge during his stint as the England boss.

The Swede managed the Three Lions between 2001 and 2006 and claims he still watches the Premier League.

Sven-Goran Erikson is a life-long liverpool fan
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“I’ve always been a Liverpool fan,’ Eriksson said, according to Sky Sports. ‘I can say that now, I couldn’t say that when I was in England but I was always since I was [young]. My father as well, he is 90, still a Liverpool fan.

“But I still think City will win [the Premier League this year].’

Eriksson is currently out of a job and most recently took charge of Shenzhen FC – in China.

He further revealed he received offers from the Iraq and Cameroon national FA but had to turn them down due to ‘private reasons.’

“In this job, you don’t have plans, and you don’t go to the office and ask for a job,’ added Eriksson, who lives in Sweden. ‘You’re offered a job or not.

“I said ‘no thank you’ to the Iraq national team and ‘no thank you’ to the Cameroon national team.’

Explaining why he rejected their approaches, Eriksson added: ‘Different reasons but more like private reasons and they are two OK teams which I was rather keen, but at the end, no.

“If something comes up I will take it; I still want to work. In the meantime, I keep busy with the local team.”

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