England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted he would consider a job offer from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

Eriksson has been linked with Chelsea since being pictured going into billionaire Abramovich’s home last summer.

“There has been no offer but if there was one I would have to sit down and think about it,” he admitted to the Cambridge Union.

“If anyone made me a job offer I would have to consider it.”

He was joined at the Cambridge Union, the university’s debating society, by the Football Association’s executive director David Davies.

Eriksson is under contract to lead England until the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. But he has been offered a new four-year deal although he has yet to indicate whether he wishes to remain in the post.

“There has been an offer to stay with England which we will discuss in February,” Eriksson added.