Former England and Manchester City coach Sven-Goran Eriksson recently said that he is interested in becoming the next Indian football coach. A report in Times of India states that the Swedish national informed the All India Football Federation that he is available for the job. The post of the coach has been up for grabs since Stephen Constantine quit following the AFC Asian Cup. The publication reported that Eriksson conveyed his interests through his agents and not himself.
TOI quoted a source from the AIFF as saying: "While Eriksson has not contacted the AIFF directly, he has let the AIFF know through his agents that he's quite interested in the job especially as India is an emerging football nation.” Eriksson recently quit his managerial position with the Philippines football team after the side failed to win a tournament at the United Arab Emirates. The AIFF apparently, has been receiving a lot of resumes for the post from coaches across the world.
The football body is in no mood to rush the selection process and is willing to wait till mid-April before finalising anything. Eriksson began his career in management when he coached Mexico, before moving on to Ivory Coast. His most talked about stint is his gig with England. Under him, the Brits reached the quarter-final of 2002 and 2006 World Cups and also reached the quarter-final of the 2004 Euro cup.