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Eriksson says love of football brought him to UAE

Eriksson says love of football brought him to UAE

Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson says it wasn't the money but his "love of football" that convinced him to become the new technical director of the United Arab Emirates club Al Nasr.
Speaking after being presented by the Dubai club Monday, Eriksson said he had several other offers including one from German second-division club 1860 Munich. But after meeting Al Nasr officials and touring its facilities, Eriksson said he liked the fact the club had a "long term vision." He said his goal was to win "more trophies" in his role overseeing the club's football development. His contract is for 18 months.
Eriksson's long career includes a five-year stint as England coach. The 64-year-old Swede has also managed, among others, Fiorentina, Roma, Lazio, Benfica, Manchester City, Mexico and Ivory Coast.


Updated : 2021-07-30 00:55 GMT+08:00