There probably is a little envy but if I look at the squad Sven Goran Eriksson
has accumulated, when you can only put five on the bench, that creates problems.
As the Swede has collected a healthy salary on every occasion, it has been suggested Eriksson
cares more for his bank balance than he does about football.
has already indicated he wants to make an ambitious move for England keeper Hart.
is preparing to lead the Ivory Coast at the World Cup, he is already receiving long-term management offers from exotic fields.
2004: March 27th - Eriksson
is pictured in a newspaper attending a meeting with Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon, fuelling speculation he is next in line for the manager's job at Stamford Bridge.
As far as the immediate future is concerned, Eriksson
believes it would be fitting for Beckham to figure in the February 6 friendly against Switzerland at Wembley.
City hope that Thaksin, who already has around 73%, will reach the 75% mark by lunchtime today to allow the club to formally announce Eriksson
as their new manager and allow them to stage a media conference later in the day.
Only then will he make a formal announcement to the market and officially appoint 59-year-old Eriksson
But City have engaged in negotiations with alternatives to Eriksson
in case the Swede rejects their approach and it is hoped a breakthrough will be made within the next two days.
SVEN GORAN ERIKSSON
has vowed to start with Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Peter Crouch even though a booking would rule them out of the last 16.
Bo Stefan Eriksson
, a 44-year-old former executive with the now-bankrupt video game company Gizmondo Europe, has been jailed since being arrested April 7.
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson
has spoken to senior England players in an effort to limit the damage caused by a newspaper "sting" in which he was interviewed by a false sheikh.