These are uncertain times in the blue half of Manchester. While United claimed the Premiership in cavalier fashion, City finished the season with the lowest number of home goals ever scored and then promptly lost their manager, Stuart Pearce. The club is still embroiled in a shady takeover led by exiled Thai leader and fugitive on-the-run, Thaksin Shinawatra, and according to City supporters it could get worse.
Apparently, should Shinawatra escape conviction and defrost his frozen assets, his first choice as new manager is none other than England’s most expensive import, Sven Goran Eriksson. This has been met with massive disapproval from City fans who’ve voted 70-30 against appointing the sex-mad Swede.
‘The supporters are 70-30 against Eriksson,’ said Heidi Pickup, of the Manchester City Supporters’ Trust.
‘He has a good record at club level but you cannot ignore all his mistakes with England. You would also have to ask whether he still has what it takes at club level because it’s been several years since he last worked as a club manager.
‘Personally I would be disappointed. The whole situation smacks of desperation.’
Harsh words for a man who has won domestic medals in every country he has managed. So, are ‘Swede dreams made of this’ â€“ or will Svennis prove to be a Pennis?