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Top five: Shock managerial appointments

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Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has been linked with a shock move to League One side Sheffield United.

The 65-year-old manager is said to attracting interest from the Yorkshire-based side as the club's new Arab shareholder is said to be keen on bringing in high profile manager.

Following reports linking Eriksson with a move to the Blades, we decided to take a look at five shock managerial appointments.

Edgar Davids - Barnet

The tenacious midfielder decided to join League Two side Barnet in October 2012 as joint head coach - alongside Mark Robson.

Davids took full control of Barnet just two months later as Barnet were struggling for form under Robson.

Former Juventus and Barcelona midfielder Davids was unable to stop Barnet from plummeting into the Conference.

Steve McClaren - England

The Three Lions appointed McClaren in 2006 despite the former England number two being relatively inexperienced for such a role.

The Football Association's decision to appoint McClaren came back to haunt them as England failed to qualify for Euro 2008.

Sven Goran Eriksson - Notts County (Director of Football)

Eriksson was surprisingly unveiled as the Director of Football of League Two side Notts County in 2009.

The Swedish tactician, who signed a five-year deal with the club, revealed he wanted Notts County to be in the Premier League within his term at the club.

However Eriksson resigned after just six months at Meadow Lane.

Kevin Keegan - Newcastle

Newcastle favourite Keegan returned to St James' Park in 2008, 11 years after he had left the north east club.

Keegan's second spell at the club lasted just eight months as he resigned due to a disagreement with the board.

Mauricio Pochettino - Southampton

Southampton appointed former Espanyol boss Pochettino after chairman Nicola Cortese decided to sack Nigel Adkins.

Pochettino's arrival at the club surprised Saints fans but he has so far impressed in the role.

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