Sven-Göran Eriksson

Full name: Sven-Göran Eriksson
Birthdate: 05.02.1948
Birthplace: Sunne, Sweden
Nationality: Sweden
Honours: None
Other clubs as manager: Degerfors IF, IFK Göteborg, Benfica (2), Roma, Fiorentina, Sampdoria, Lazio, Manchester City
Serving Period: 03.10.2010 - 24.10.2011
Games: 55
Wins: 24
Draws: 13
Losses: 18

Manager profile

The Swedish former England manager spent just over a year in charge of the Foxes at a time the club was taken over by rich Thai owners in late 2010.

He arrived at the Walkers Stadium with quite a CV, having been the England manager and going on to Manchester City, before moves to manage the Mexican and Ivory Coast national sides, as well as a slightly bizarre move to Notts County in the lower reaches of the Football League. Before this, he'd managed in his home country before making his name with Benfica and then in Italy with Roma, Fiorentina, Sampdoria and Lazio.

Eriksson was seen as a 'big name' appointment when the club's Thai owners formally took charge of the club. He was appointed in October 2010 when the Foxes sat in the relegation zone of the Championship. Paulo Sousa had been sacked for his poor start to the season, despite being hired just a couple of months prior to his dismissal.

His first league game resulted in a 1-1 draw against Hull City, managed by former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson. His first victory was an impressive one, leading his side to a 2-1 victory at Elland Road. Results steadily improved for Eriksson, with the Foxes looking more likely to achieve a play-off finish than end up in the relegation spots as the season progressed. This was helped by Eriksson's ability to spend well for Championship standards. He brought in loan players such as Kyle Naughton and Yukubu to bolster his options.

The Foxes finished that season in 10th - a position they'd have taken given the poor start they had, but it could have been better with their form stuttering at just the wrong time with the play-offs in reach. Still, the Swede was given a relatively huge amount of money to spend in the summer of 2011 to make sure City were there or there-abouts in the hunt for promotion in 2011-12. He went back to raid former club Manchester City for players such as Michael Johnson on loan, Michael Ball, Kasper Schmeichel (who signed from Leeds but who played under him in Manchester) and Gelson Fernandes (on-loan from St Etienne), as well as bringing in big signings such as Matt Mills, David Nugent, Jermaine Beckford and Neil Danns.

It meant Leicester were installed as many people's favourites to win the title in 2011-12, but City endured a very mixed start to the season. With all the money spent, City were playing well below par and a 3-0 home defeat against Millwall proved to be the final straw and he was dismissed as manager just over a year after taking charge. Foxes fans were split on his impact, even after he left, but he had got them playing some great football in 2010-11.

His time at the Walkers Stadium was also spent being linked with his former England star, David Beckham. Beckham was twice linked to reunited with Sven at Leicester, during the off-season with his MLS side LA Galaxy, but the move never came to fruition.

Competition Total Won Draw Lost F A Win %
League 49 22 12 15 78 62 44.9%
FA Cup 2 0 1 1 4 6 0%
League Cup 4 2 0 2 11 9 50%
Europe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Other 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
All matches 55 24 13 18 93 77 43.64%
All matches(55)
Date Competition Opposition Result Pos Stadium
116.10.2010Championship Hull City (H)1 - 122Walkers Stadium
219.10.2010Championship Leeds United (A)2 - 120Elland Road
323.10.2010Championship Swansea City (A)0 - 221Liberty Stadium
426.10.2010League Cup 4West Bromwich Albion (H)1 - 4-Walkers Stadium
530.10.2010Championship Preston North End (H)1 - 019Walkers Stadium
606.11.2010Championship Barnsley (A)2 - 017Oakwell
710.11.2010Championship Sheffield United (H)2 - 217Walkers Stadium
813.11.2010Championship Derby County (H)2 - 016Walkers Stadium
920.11.2010Championship Bristol City (A)0 - 217Ashton Gate
1029.11.2010Championship Nottingham Forest (H)1 - 014Walkers Stadium
1104.12.2010Championship Watford (A)2 - 316Vicarage Road
1211.12.2010Championship Doncaster Rovers (H)5 - 113Walkers Stadium
1318.12.2010Championship Ipswich Town (A)0 - 316Portman Road
1426.12.2010Championship Leeds United (H)2 - 217Walkers Stadium
1528.12.2010Championship Millwall (A)0 - 217The Den
1601.01.2011Championship Hull City (A)1 - 014KC Stadium
1703.01.2011Championship Swansea City (H)2 - 112Walkers Stadium
1809.01.2011FA Cup 3Manchester City (H)2 - 2-Walkers Stadium
1915.01.2011Championship Preston North End (A)1 - 113Deepdale
2018.01.2011FA Cup 3 repManchester City (A)2 - 4-City of Manchester Stadium
2122.01.2011Championship Millwall (H)4 - 211Walkers Stadium
2201.02.2011Championship Sheffield United (A)1 - 010Bramall Lane
2305.02.2011Championship Barnsley (H)4 - 18Walkers Stadium
2412.02.2011Championship Derby County (A)2 - 07Pride Park
2518.02.2011Championship Bristol City (H)2 - 17Walkers Stadium
2622.02.2011Championship Cardiff City (A)0 - 27Cardiff City Stadium
2726.02.2011Championship Coventry City (H)1 - 17Walkers Stadium
2805.03.2011Championship Queens Park Rangers (A)0 - 19Loftus Road
2908.03.2011Championship Norwich City (H)2 - 310Walkers Stadium
3012.03.2011Championship Scunthorpe United (A)3 - 010Glanford Park
3119.03.2011Championship Portsmouth (H)0 - 111Walkers Stadium
3202.04.2011Championship Middlesbrough (A)3 - 312Riverside Stadium
3309.04.2011Championship Burnley (H)4 - 09Walkers Stadium
3412.04.2011Championship Crystal Palace (H)1 - 19Walkers Stadium
3516.04.2011Championship Reading (A)1 - 311Madejski Stadium
3622.04.2011Championship Nottingham Forest (A)2 - 312City Ground
3725.04.2011Championship Watford (H)4 - 211Walkers Stadium
3830.04.2011Championship Doncaster Rovers (A)1 - 111Keepmoat Stadium
3907.05.2011Championship Ipswich Town (H)4 - 210Walkers Stadium
4006.08.2011Championship Coventry City (A)1 - 08Ricoh Arena
4109.08.2011League Cup 1Rotherham United (A)4 - 1-Don Valley Stadium
4213.08.2011Championship Reading (H)0 - 215King Power Stadium
4317.08.2011Championship Bristol City (H)1 - 217King Power Stadium
4420.08.2011Championship Nottingham Forest (A)2 - 215City Ground
4523.08.2011League Cup 2Bury (A)4 - 2-Gigg Lane
4627.08.2011Championship Southampton (H)3 - 210King Power Stadium
4710.09.2011Championship Barnsley (A)1 - 110Oakwell
4817.09.2011Championship Brighton & Hove Albion (H)1 - 09King Power Stadium
4921.09.2011League Cup 3Cardiff City (A)2 - 2-Cardiff City Stadium
5025.09.2011Championship Cardiff City (A)0 - 09Cardiff City Stadium
5128.09.2011Championship Middlesbrough (A)0 - 011Riverside Stadium
5201.10.2011Championship Derby County (H)4 - 08King Power Stadium
5316.10.2011Championship Birmingham City (A)0 - 213St Andrew's
5419.10.2011Championship Watford (H)2 - 09King Power Stadium
5522.10.2011Championship Millwall (H)0 - 313King Power Stadium

Sven-Göran Eriksson transfers in

Player Club Fee Date
Kyle Naughton Tottenham Hotspur On loan 14.10.2010
Curtis Davies Aston Villa On loan 15.10.2010
Darius Vassell Ankaragücü Free 20.10.2010
Greg Cunningham Manchester City On loan 21.10.2010
Roman Bednar West Bromwich Albion On loan 24.11.2010
Chris Kirkland Wigan Athletic On loan 25.11.2010
Ben Mee Manchester City On loan 01.01.2011
Sol Bamba Hibernian £250,000 02.01.2011
Yakubu Aiyegbeni Everton On loan 13.01.2011
Patrick van Aanholt Chelsea On loan 26.01.2011
Ricardo Pereira Real Betis Free 31.01.2011
Jeffrey Bruma Chelsea On loan 11.02.2011
Diomansy Kamara Fulham On loan 21.03.2011
Lee Peltier Huddersfield Town £750,000 22.06.2011
Neil Danns Crystal Palace Free 27.06.2011
Kasper Schmeichel Leeds United £1,000,000 27.06.2011
Sean St. Ledger Preston North End £750,000 04.07.2011
David Nugent Portsmouth Free 05.07.2011
Matt Mills Reading £4,500,000 07.07.2011
Paul Konchesky Liverpool Unknown 13.07.2011
John Pantsil Fulham Free 21.07.2011
Michael Johnson Manchester City On loan 27.07.2011
Gelson Fernandes Saint-Étienne On loan 04.08.2011
Michael Ball Free transfer Free 08.08.2011
Jermaine Beckford Everton £2,500,000 31.08.2011
Michael Cain Luton Town £50,000 20.09.2011

Sven-Göran Eriksson bought 26 players for £9,800,000

Sven-Göran Eriksson transfers out

Player Club Fee Date
Tom Kennedy Rochdale On loan 01.11.2010
Craig King Northampton Town On loan 11.11.2010
Ashley Chambers York City On loan 12.11.2010
Dany N'Guessan Scunthorpe United On loan 12.11.2010
Aman Verma Darlington On loan 19.11.2010
Tom Parkes Yeovil Town On loan 01.12.2010
Matt Fryatt Hull City £1,200,000 01.01.2011
Michael Morrison Sheffield Wednesday Unknown 07.01.2011
Chris Powell Charlton Athletic Unknown 14.01.2011
Tom Kennedy Peterborough United On loan 20.01.2011
Dany N'Guessan Southampton On loan 26.01.2011
Luke O'Neill Kettering Town On loan 29.01.2011
Jorrin John Kettering Town On loan 09.02.2011
Jack Hobbs Hull City On loan 15.02.2011
Robbie Neilson Brentford On loan 17.02.2011
Conrad Logan Bristol Rovers On loan 19.02.2011
Franck Moussa Doncaster Rovers On loan 21.02.2011
Jeffrey Schlupp Brentford On loan 14.03.2011
Tom Parkes Burton Albion On loan 24.03.2011
Aman Verma Released Free 14.05.2011
Ricardo Pereira Released Free 21.05.2011
Ashley Chambers York City Free 25.05.2011
Jorrin John Released Free 31.05.2011
Craig King Telford United Free 14.06.2011
Jack Hobbs Hull City £850,000 30.06.2011
Róbert Ambrusics Vasas SC Free July 2011
Michael Lamey Wisla Krakow Free 13.07.2011
Robbie Neilson Released Free 17.07.2011
Tom Parkes Burton Albion On loan 28.07.2011
Luke O'Neill Mansfield Town Free 01.08.2011
Aleksandar Tunchev Crystal Palace On loan 05.08.2011
Liam Moore Bradford City On loan 05.08.2011
Conrad Logan Rotherham United On loan 05.08.2011
Dany N'Guessan Millwall On loan 08.08.2011
George Taft Kettering Town On loan 15.08.2011
Leon Črnčič Released Free 30.08.2011
Dany N'Guessan Millwall Unknown 31.08.2011
Martyn Waghorn Hull City On loan 31.08.2011
Yann Kermorgant Charlton Athletic Free 13.09.2011
Adam Smith Chesterfield On loan 16.09.2011
Tom Kennedy Peterborough United On loan 30.09.2011
Matt Oakley Exeter City On loan 30.09.2011

Sven-Göran Eriksson sold 42 players for £2,050,000
Manager 8 of 36 ordered a-z