England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson is due to be questioned over the handling of his affair with Faria Alam on Tuesday.

FA Chief executive Mark Palios resigned last week after claims he tried to keep his affair with secretary Alam quiet, by exposing Eriksson’s relationship with the same woman.

Eriksson is under pressure following allegations that he he misled the FA about his involvement with Faria. The 12-man FA board is expected to make a decision on Eriksson’s future later this week.

“Due to the ongoing inquiry which was announced last week, The FA is unable to provide any conclusive comment at this moment,” a statement read.

But David Davies, the acting chief executive, hinted yesterday that Eriksson may survive.

“It’s a time for us to rally the staff and Sven is very popular and respected by the players,” he said.

“Sven has a consistent track record everywhere he has worked.

“He wants to be coach and is one of the outstanding coaches in the world, that is why many clubs seek his services.”