Former England and Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has emerged as a potential replacement for Garry Monk after his recent Sheffield Wednesday exit, which has drawn an interesting reaction from fans of the Yorkshire club.
Monk was sacked at the start of the week and a string of names have been linked with the vacant role at Hillsborough since with the new manager hunt clearly underway.
The Athletic has reported that Eriksson is interested in the job and has made contact with the Yorkshire club as he looks to return to English football.
The 72-year-old took charge of the England national team between 2001 and 2006 before short spells at Manchester City and later Leicester City.
All of his roles since have been in Asia, managing a string of Chinese Super League sides and, most recently, the Philippines national side.
The international break has given Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri a little more time to make his decision and it seems he is not short of options, with the report suggesting the club has been inundated with applications.
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The emergence of Eriksson as a potential replacement has certainly caught the attention of Wednesday fans, with many taking to Twitter to voice their thoughts.
Read their reaction here:
Yes, love this. Get him in. Give him whatever he wants. https://t.co/E7l1k5wD6Q
— Tom Taylor-Batty (@TomTB1995) November 11, 2020
Sven would be interesting 🤣 https://t.co/YU8V26aLnz
— callum (@_carmstrong) November 11, 2020
Initial thoughts about Sven for manager is a hard pass from me. However… i'd consider him in a backroom role to an inexperienced manager – say Director of Football or Technical Director to oversee strategic side. He has over 40 years of football experience/connections. #SWFC https://t.co/WDteQFuw4s
— Owls Analytics (@AnalyticsOwls) November 11, 2020
Sven could be a triumph or a disaster, but God it would be entertaining. Make it happen DC. https://t.co/tayDFVOfOF
— Ben Cairns (@cairns1) November 11, 2020
Not Sven 😂
— Shane Levitt (@ShaneLevitt11) November 11, 2020
I’d rather have Sven than Pulis
— Lee van Gelder (@DutchMcLovin) November 11, 2020
Please not Eriksson, he’s surely past his sell by date, much prefer a young eager passionate manager, think all Sheffield people appreciate hard work, that’s what we want from our sides
— Paul capes (@Paulcapes4) November 11, 2020
Dreadful uninspiring outdated appointment
— kenners🦉 \/\//\\/\//\\/\/ 🦉 (@robbiebebbie) November 11, 2020
— James Green (@apanfull) November 11, 2020