Sven Goran-Eriksson has outlined his plans to get Leicester promoted to the Barclays Premier League next season, with the signing of Michael Johnson considered another step towards success for the cub next year.

Eriksson took over the post at Leicester in October last year, and took the club to a 10th place finish on the table. The side were eight points adrift from playoff participants Nottingham Forest.

Leicester have been particularly active in the transfer period this summer, signing nine players, and Michael Johnson, arriving at the club from Manchester City on a year-long loan, will provide the side with more impact in the midfield as they push for promotion.


And Eriksson says he understands completely the desires of Leicester's owners: "To get back into the top-tier once more.

"They want to take Leicester City up to the Premier League and they want to stay there, to start with. For me, that is a big, big challenge so that is why I am sitting here,” Eriksson said.

"I am sure we have a better team this season than we had last season. Last season was not brilliant, but it was far away from a disaster."

Eriksson acknowledged that by signing nine players this summer, the club have an intent that will come with maximum pressure next season.

He added: "It's football we are talking about, it's not science. Football can go wrong, it can go well. But why should it go wrong?

"We have a lot of good football players. We have a big squad. So I am very positive. We all know what it is about. We want to be promoted and that is it."

Leicester take on Coventry away in their opening game of the npower Championship season on August 6th, and will doubt run onto the pitch with a very different looking squad than the one that ran off the pitch in the last game in May.

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