The chief of the Swedish FA has confirmed their interest in Sven Goran Eriksson returning to his homeland to coach the national side.
However, Swedish FA chairman Lars-Ake Lagrell admits his interest in getting Eriksson to replace Lars Lagerback – who has quit after failing to guide them to the World Cup finals.
“He might want to come back to Sweden and end his football career as national manager and is ready to adjust to the Swedish salary level,” Lagrell told Aftonbladet.
“That’s for us to find out and we will try to find out one way or another,” he quipped.
“We don’t have the money to match the salaries that Svennis [Eriksson’s nickname in Sweden] has had in England and Mexico.
“On the other hand Svennis has made his money. It’s not a person who will have to live on social welfare when he ends his career.
“It’s no use sitting down in negotiations and you find out that he is not on the level that we are.”