The former England coach would appear to be the front-runner now Shinawatra has a controlling interest in the club - Shinawatra today made a formal £81.6million offer and the board have recommended shareholders to accept it.
Shinawatra told Sky Sports News: "Sven-Goran Eriksson is one of the names that my advisor told me about. He has a very good reputation and he is a very capable coach. I´ve met him once - probably last week maybe."
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