Sven-Goran Eriksson responds to calls to make his 'dream' happen after cancer diagnosis


Sven-Goran Eriksson has revealed that he would gladly accept the opportunity to manage Liverpool for their charity match in March. The former England boss announced earlier this month that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and had less than a year to live, with one of his last wishes being to manage the Reds.

Eriksson managed England’s national team for five years and also enjoyed spells with both Manchester City and Leicester City. However, his true aspiration of managing in Merseyside has not been fulfilled.

The Swede and his father are lifelong fans of Liverpool and there have been calls from supporters for the club to allow the 75-year-old to manage their upcoming charity match in March.

Asked whether he had heard about those asking for him to be offered the opportunity, Eriksson told Good Morning Britain: “No, I didn’t know about that. I knew that I had a charity game in March, I think it is, and me and my son are invited to see that game and that might be great. There will be a lot of good football players there, but I should be their manager? No, I never heard that, I don’t know where that’s come from."

GMB host Susanna Reid then asked whether he would be willing to accept the position if Liverpool were to offer him the chance to achieve one of his dreams, to which replied: “I would accept, of course.

“To coach Liverpool, that would be my dream. That’s always been my dream but I’m not complaining, I had a lot of good football teams, national teams and clubs so I’m happy.”

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