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Fri Apr 18 16:11:07 SAST 2014

Second-tier 1860 Munich sign former England coach Eriksson

Reuters | 15 January, 2013 11:450 Comments
1860 Muenchen v SC Paderborn - 2. Bundesliga
Sven Goran Eriksson enters the main stand after the break during the second division Bundesliga match between 1860 Munich and SC Paderborn at Allianz Arena on November 27, 2012 in Munich, Germany
Image by: Michael Will/Bongarts / Getty Images

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will join the coaching staff of second-tier 1860 Munich to help them climb up the table, the club said on Tuesday.

“Yes, we have an agreement that Sven-Goran Eriksson will join our coaching staff,” the club’s board chairman Otto Steiner told reporters on Tuesday morning after an all-night meeting at the club offices.

“Alexander Schmidt will remain our coach.”

The exact role of the 64-year-old Swede, who has served as technical director of Thai club BEC Tero Sasana since September last year and has also managed AS Roma, Manchester City, Lazio, Sampdoria and Benfica among others, will still need to be defined, Steiner said.

One of the founding members of the Bundesliga and the city’s most successful club before the arrival of Bayern in the mid 1960s, 1860 have been reduced to a minor role, currently playing in the second division.

Eriksson coached England from 2001-2006, failing to win any trophies.

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