The FA have insisted that Sven Goran Eriksson’s position as coach of the England national team, will not be under threat, despite yesterday’s resignation of Adam Crozier, a key Eriksson ally within the organisation.

Crozier was instrumental in persuading to take over as coach of the England team and remained a staunch ally, especially in recent months when the Swede has come in for criticism both on and off the pitch.

Eriksson’s agentÿAthole Still however hs played down suggestions that the Swede would consider quitting in the wakke of Crozier”s resignation.

“Sven is obviously disappointed that Adam has decided to go. But it does not affect his position,” said Still.

“What he said a couple of days ago was a human reaction to the problems Adam has had.

“He likes the man very much and they have worked closely together. We have not discussed this at great length, though I am sure he will want to continue in a job that he enjoys.”

“(David) Dein is a major player at the FA,” Still added. “David is very supportive of Sven. I’m sure it will be a case of carry on as usual.”ÿ

FA press officer Paul Newman confirmed that Eriksson was upset on hearing of Crozier’s depparture.

“I’ve spoken to Sven and he’s devastated. But hewill carry on. “Like everyone at the FA, he is sad and shocked by what has gone on,”ÿsaid Newman.