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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 Pos Result Opposition Competition
116.10.2010221 - 1Hull City (H)Championship
219.10.2010202 - 1Leeds United (A)Championship
323.10.2010210 - 2Swansea City (A)Championship
426.10.2010-1 - 4West Bromwich Albion (H)League Cup 4
530.10.2010191 - 0Preston North End (H)Championship
606.11.2010172 - 0Barnsley (A)Championship
710.11.2010172 - 2Sheffield United (H)Championship
813.11.2010162 - 0Derby County (H)Championship
920.11.2010170 - 2Bristol City (A)Championship
1029.11.2010141 - 0Nottingham Forest (H)Championship
1104.12.2010162 - 3Watford (A)Championship
1211.12.2010135 - 1Doncaster Rovers (H)Championship
1318.12.2010160 - 3Ipswich Town (A)Championship
1426.12.2010172 - 2Leeds United (H)Championship
1528.12.2010170 - 2Millwall (A)Championship
1601.01.2011141 - 0Hull City (A)Championship
1703.01.2011122 - 1Swansea City (H)Championship
1809.01.2011-2 - 2Manchester City (H)FA Cup 3
1915.01.2011131 - 1Preston North End (A)Championship
2018.01.2011-2 - 4Manchester City (A)FA Cup 3 rep
2122.01.2011114 - 2Millwall (H)Championship
2201.02.2011101 - 0Sheffield United (A)Championship
2305.02.201184 - 1Barnsley (H)Championship
2412.02.201172 - 0Derby County (A)Championship
2518.02.201172 - 1Bristol City (H)Championship
2622.02.201170 - 2Cardiff City (A)Championship
2726.02.201171 - 1Coventry City (H)Championship
2805.03.201190 - 1Queens Park Rangers (A)Championship
2908.03.2011102 - 3Norwich City (H)Championship
3012.03.2011103 - 0Scunthorpe United (A)Championship
3119.03.2011110 - 1Portsmouth (H)Championship
3202.04.2011123 - 3Middlesbrough (A)Championship
3309.04.201194 - 0Burnley (H)Championship
3412.04.201191 - 1Crystal Palace (H)Championship
3516.04.2011111 - 3Reading (A)Championship
3622.04.2011122 - 3Nottingham Forest (A)Championship
3725.04.2011114 - 2Watford (H)Championship
3830.04.2011111 - 1Doncaster Rovers (A)Championship
3907.05.2011104 - 2Ipswich Town (H)Championship
4006.08.201181 - 0Coventry City (A)Championship
4109.08.2011-4 - 1Rotherham United (A)League Cup 1
4213.08.2011150 - 2Reading (H)Championship
4317.08.2011171 - 2Bristol City (H)Championship
4420.08.2011152 - 2Nottingham Forest (A)Championship
4523.08.2011-4 - 2Bury (A)League Cup 2
4627.08.2011103 - 2Southampton (H)Championship
4710.09.2011101 - 1Barnsley (A)Championship
4817.09.201191 - 0Brighton & Hove Albion (H)Championship
4921.09.2011-2 - 2Cardiff City (A)League Cup 3
5025.09.201190 - 0Cardiff City (A)Championship
5128.09.2011110 - 0Middlesbrough (A)Championship
5201.10.201184 - 0Derby County (H)Championship
5316.10.2011130 - 2Birmingham City (A)Championship
5419.10.201192 - 0Watford (H)Championship
5522.10.2011130 - 3Millwall (H)Championship

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 Everton On loan 13.01.2011
Patrick van Aanholt Chelsea On loan 26.01.2011
Ricardo 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 £1,250,000 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 £10,050,000

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 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
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