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Sven-Goran Eriksson has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Jose Antonio Camacho, who yesterday quit as manager of Real Madrid.

Camacho parted company with Madrid yesterday, and the FA is expecting an enquiry from the Spanish club.

“Every time there is a big job available, we are used to the England coach being coveted,” said an FA board member.

“We will deal with any approach as and when it comes.”

The FA was hopeful about the chances of Eriksson staying. Earlier in teh summer he waslinked with a switch to Chelsea, before agreeing a new two-year extension on his exisiting deal.

“He feels he has unfinished business since the last tournament,” said one FA source.

“It is no surprise he is always on the short list for any big job.

“There is a revolving door [at Real Madrid] and it would not be the first time they have come sniffing round him. But Sven has yet to bite and we don’t believe he’ll bite again.”

Nonetheless, despite penning the new deal, the Swede ccould be tempted by arguably the biggest job in club football.

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