Notts County have dismissed reports claiming that Sven Goran Eriksson has been offered the chance to take up a role with North Korea for the World Cup.
Reports claimed Eriksson had been approached by the country’s Football Association about becoming their coach for the duration of the tournament.
It was alleged that Eriksson was set to travel to Beijing this week with Notts County executive chairman Peter Trembling to discuss loaning the former England coach to North Korea.
However, Trembling has quickly issued a statement to deny the claims and to clarify that Eriksson is focused on the search for a new manager to replace Ian McParland.
“We wish to make it clear that Notts County have not received any approach nor had any discussions whatsoever with the North Korean FA in relation to Sven Goran Eriksson becoming an interim manager of their national team,” Trembling told the club’s official website.
“It is correct that I am making a business trip to Asia but this is solely and exclusively on official Notts County business.
“I will be visiting Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Thailand to discuss a range of initiatives linked to our 150th anniversary – Project 2012.
“Sven is concentrating all his efforts and is totally focused on the appointment of our new manager in succession to Ian McParland.”