Sven-Goran Eriksson has signalled his interest in becoming the next coach of Portsmouth, after his agent admitted he was keen on a return to English football.
This week Dubai-based billionaire property tycoon Sulaiman Al Fahim agreed a deal to buy the south coast club.
Al Fahim’s arrival is expected to lead to considerable change at Pompey with a high-profile manager likely to replace current incumbent Paul Hart.
Eriksson’s agent, Athole Still, has made it clear his man is ready to return to club football, and the Premier League in particular.
The former England and Manchester City boss was linked with Pompey in February after Tony Adams’ dismissal, but at that time was under contract with Mexico.
However, Eriksson was sacked a month later after a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign, with a 3-1 loss to Honduras proving the last straw.
Now out of work, Still said of his client: ”He is looking forward to getting back into club management and wants to be back in the Premier League. [Portsmouth] is a club with money and a club that looks like it will have ambition, which is very important to any top manager.
”Of course it would be a club that interests him.
”Sven was interested before when Portsmouth were looking for a replacement for Tony Adams. All that I would say at the moment is he has an interest in coming back to the Premier League, and has an interest in being involved with any club that has genuine ambitions.
”He wants to be back in the game within weeks rather than months, and has offers on the table at home and abroad. At this moment in time, there has been no official approach from Portsmouth, though.”