Sven Goran Eriksson appointed at Notts County!

Posted by - July 22, 2009 - All News

Beware ladies of Nottingham: Svennis is coming

OTP did give you the heads-up on this one yesterday, but I don’t think we expected the rumour to become reality. And yet Sven Goran Eriksson has been appointed at Notts County in a director of football post. Long-term ally Tord Grip also joins the Magpies’ payroll.

So to clarify: former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has taken on a job at League Two side Notts County. Mind-boggling stuff.

See what Svennis has to say on the matter after the jump.

He said: “I am particularly attracted to this role and the unique opportunity to help build a club over the longer term.”

To be fair, Sven, your attractions have got you into trouble in the past and we suspect that this might be the case again on this occasion.

He added: “I can think of no better challenge than to attempt to do that again but this time with the world’s oldest football club, where we can add to a proud tradition and hopefully bring some richly deserved success.”

Maybe for their next appointment Notts County could consider a press officer who can recognise that “richly deserved success” is not a phrase that sounds like it rolled off Sven’s tongue!

Any thoughts, OTP readers?

  • Martin

    As a swede, I’ve always had that soft spot for Svennis, mostly because of being brainwashed by the swedish media. But this is ridiculous, this has nothing to do with football and everything to do with money.
    Just like with the Mexico-affair it seems that when he goes a month or two without a job he drops all sense of reality and takes what’s handed to him.
    He could just as easily waited a few days and probably been offered some sort of job at Portsmouth.. What the hell is he supposed to DO at Notts Co? Doesn’t matter if he has alot of connections, who is going to want to play in league 2? To hell with money, if you’re talented you can play in the championship and the premiership. There’s alot of money there, too, if I’m not mistaken. Haha!

  • Dave

    Whaa!?