Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed to lead the Ivory Coast at this summer's World Cup.

The veteran Swede will be manager of the African nation as they attempt to make an impact in South Africa.

His last job was as director of football at Notts County, who he left in February, however he has recent international experience having been boss of Mexico until being sacked in April 2009.

Eriksson led England from 2001 until 2006, twice steering the team to World Cup quarter-finals.

The Ivory Coast have been handed a difficult World Cup group draw against Brazil, Portugal and North Korea, and Eriksson has been instructed to ensure his team give an "honourable" performance.

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