Sven-Goran Eriksson can ´feel´ the optimism swirling around Manchester City following his arrival as new Blues manager.

Backed by the huge wallet and rampant ambition of new owner Thaksin Shinawatra, Eriksson has been charged with ending a trophy drought which now extends beyond three decades.

"I have not followed Manchester City for 31 years, so I can´t really talk about the past," he said. "But it is good to be here, because you can feel the optimism."

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