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Eriksson in running for Sweden role

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Sven-Goran Eriksson could be installed as Sweden manager by the end of the month after he emerged as the front-runner to replace Lars Lagerback.

The Swedish football association (SvFF) admitted they had made contact with Eriksson over the weekend regarding the coaching position vacated by Lagerback after he failed to guide the team to next summer's World Cup finals.

Jonas Nystedt, head of communications at the organisation, said that Eriksson was part of a shortlist of "five to 10 names" which also includes Fulham manager Roy Hodgson amongst others.

"Last Thursday, after the Albania game, the board had a meeting and discussed what route should be taken," Nystedt told Press Association Sport.

"Things that were discussed were, obviously, who it should possibly be, their education and career, reputation and location and things like that.

"There is a special list of five to 10 names and Sven-Goran Eriksson is on that list. What the Swedish FA did over the weekend was to contact a lot of these people, not just Sven-Goran Eriksson but a lot of people.

"We asked them what their situation was - like what it says in their contract with their club - and whether they were interested in the job.

"Sven-Goran Eriksson has been contacted but he is only one person on the list. Obviously the rules stipulate that we would have to discuss with Notts County the situation regarding Sven-Goran Eriksson in more depth."

He added to Sky Sports News: "Roy (Hodgson) is also part of the Swedish football family. I think that he is on the list, but there are also Swedish names and European names on the list. So you will have to wait and see."

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