Ivory Coast Appoint Sven-Goran Eriksson As World Cup Coach

Chris Wright

29th, March 2010

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By Chris Wright

Say no more Sven, say no more

The Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF) have appointed former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson as the man to lead their side at the upcoming World Cup in South Africa.

A wonderfully worded statement released by FIF this morning reads;

“Aware of the great expectations of our population who have taken a keen interest in the matter, the executive committee focused its choice on Mr Sven-Goran Eriksson. The Swede has been, among others, coach of England and Mexico. He is an experienced technician who has been proven.

His mission is to lead our team during this World Cup, and to ensure that there is an honourable participation in a competition reserved for the top 32 football nations in the world, and it obviously will be difficult. Therefore, the executive committee of the FIF appeals to the sacred union between the ‘Elephants’ and their coach.”

The appointment will see Eriksson left with just 73 days to prepare his new side before the World Cup begins in June.