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Sven-Goran Eriksson has not had talks with Fulham

last updated Wednesday 30th June 2010, 12:41 PM
Sven-Goran Eriksson
Sven-Goran Eriksson
Former England and Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says he has not had talks with Fulham.

Eriksson has been linked with a move to Craven Cottage as current Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is expected to be announced as the new Liverpool manager this week.

Asked on BBC Radio 5 live to confirm that no-one has contacted him about the Fulham job, he said: "100% confirmed."

Eriksson, who led the Ivory Coast at this summer's World Cup, added he would like a return to the Premier League.

"It's a dream for every manager, coming back or going into the Premier League, it's the best league in the world," he said.

The 62-year-old Swede was England manager between 2001 and 2006, reaching two World Cup quarter-finals.

After his stint with England, Eriksson managed Manchester City and the Mexican national team and most recently was director of football at Notts County.

Eriksson's spell with the Ivory Coast is now over after their group-stage exit from the World Cup and his name has been linked with last season's Europa League finalists Fulham as they face the prospect of losing Hodgson to Liverpool.

It is widely reported that Hodgson will be confirmed as Rafael Benitez's successor at Anfield by Thursday of this week.

Asked if he had been approached by Fulham, Eriksson added: "I have heard some rumours but there are absolutely no facts behind it.

"I think they have a brilliant manager and I do not know if he is staying or, as rumoured, going to Liverpool, but so far I have heard nothing."

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