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Leicester City appoint Sven-Goran Eriksson as manager

| 04.10.2010

Leicester City have appointed Sven-Goran Eriksson as manager following the sacking of Paolo Sousa on Friday.

Leicester lie 22nd in the Championship just ten games into the season, and Foxes fans will be hopeful the former England manager can turn around the sides fortunes.

Leicester are currently 50/1 to win the Championship but that seems unlikely given they only have eight points from a possible 30.

Eriksson has signed a two-year deal with the Foxes and was in the stands to watch Leicester beat Scunthorpe 3-1 on Saturday.

“What I saw yesterday was very good,” said Eriksson. “They played very well, they fought with big hearts – well done.”

Eriksson left the Ivory Coast after failing to lead them to the World Cup knockout stages and has been out of work since.

But the Foxes fans will be pleased that chairman Milan Mandaric has managed to persuade a big name manager with plenty of experience to lead the side back up the Championship table.

Leicester reached the play-off semi-finals last season and Eriksson will target a run at the play-off places this season as he looks to establish his mark on the club.

The International break means domestic leagues take a back seat for the next few days and Eriksson will have time to work with his squad before they take on Hull on October 16th.

QPR are outright 5/4 favourites to win the Championship. See the full Championship football betting odds market here.



Ed Needham