Wednesday, 5th December, 2012
Following their failure to tempt Harry Redknapp to take over the country’s national team, the Ukrainian Football Federation (FFU) have approached former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson.
The FFU were keen on appointing Redknapp their new national team boss and had been hopeful of the 65-year-old agreeing to take over.
However, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager accepted an offer from English Premier League club QPR, leaving the FFU going back to the drawing board.
Now Eriksson has emerged as a leading contender to take charge midway through Ukraine’s 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
"An offer has been made and negotiations are under way", an FFU spokesman was quoted as saying by France Football.
Eriksson has been out of management since parting company with English club Leicester City last year.
His current job is that of technical director with Thai side Tero Sasana.
The Swede, who also managed England and the Ivory Coast at international level, had been linked with taking the reins at German 2.Bundesliga club 1860 Munich recently, with the deal thought to have been all but complete.
It remains to be seen how the 64-year-old will react to Ukraine’s overtures.
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