Sweden interested in Eriksson

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Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to be approached by the Swedish FA to see if he is interested in becoming the new head coach of his home country.

The post has become vacant after Lars Lagerback stepped down last week and Swedish FA president Lars-Ake Lagrell has identified Eriksson, who is now director of football at Notts County, as his replacement.

Lagrell told BBC Sport: "I am a friend of 'Svennis' and know how good a manager he is."

It is understood the Swedish FA will also ask Notts County for permission to speak to the 61-year-old former England manager.

It is by no means certain that Eriksson would take the Sweden job even if he was offered it.

Eriksson has a five-year contract with Notts County and according to sources close to the Swede he is very keen on seeing the project through to the end.

If he was interested in the Sweden post, it is understood he would first explore opportunities to see whether he could combine both the international job with his club one.

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