Sven-Goran Eriksson named Azkals coach

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 06, 2018 07:35 AM
Sven-Goran Eriksson named Azkals coach
Philippines national football team's new head coach Sven-Goran Eriksson smiles during a press conference in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. Erikkson, a former England team manager, will be the head coach for the Philippine team in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup later this month and the Asian Cup next year. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sven-Goran Eriksson is at the helm of another national team.

The 70-year-old Swede was introduced Monday as the coach of the Philippines after a famous stint with England more than a decade ago.

Eriksson has also coached Mexico and Ivory Coast, and numerous club teams including Roma, Lazio, Benfica and Manchester City.

Eriksson says "I suppose one of your questions will be why I am here? It's not easy to answer that question."

But Ericksson says he wants to "do something a little different."

The Philippines has never reached the World Cup and lags far behind Japan and South Korea, the powers in the region.

No salary details were announced.

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