There is a "fair chance" of Sven-Goran Eriksson becoming the next Manchester City manager, according to the man brokering Thaksin Shinawatra´s takeover of the club.

Eriksson tops Thaksin´s wish list to succeed Stuart Pearce if the former Thai Prime Minster´s £81.6million takeover bid at Eastlands succeeds.

And Keith Harris, executive chairman of Seymour Pierce Investment Bank and the intermediary in Thaksin´s takeover, said: "There is a fair chance that Eriksson will take the job."

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