THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

by Sven-Göran Eriksson

323 SvenWhen it comes to blockbusting autumn autobiographies this was always destined to be the Other One. Ah, Sven. Is there a more glazed, jaded and – here at least – unexpectedly fascinating major player in English football's most recent decade of plenty? Sven-Göran Eriksson may not have Alex Ferguson's trophy haul, planetary-scale publisher's advance or enduring sense of heft. He may have spent the last five seasons in retreat from the years of Peak Sven, when he seemed permanently ensconced among the sober suited managerial elite, catnip to the billionaire, darling of the tabloids, golden-handshaked by assorted FAs and fossil-fuel newbie-powers. Read more

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