Saturday, March 6, 2010

Sven-Goran to Ivory Coast?

Doesn't he need to get one of these job soon or risk looking silly?

Talking about Sven-Goran Eriksson and Ivory Coast here. Our favorite former England and Mexico coach apparently is a candidate for the open job at the 2010 World Cup.

Let's see, what other jobs has SGE pursued?

His name came up in connection to the North Korea job, but it never actually came open, perhaps because North Korea had another bad harvest and can't afford him.

Then it came up for discussion when Nigeria went looking for a coach, and the England media seemed to think he would get it, and he was one of five finalists. But the job went to another Swede, Lars Lagerbeck, instead.

And now SGE is chasing Ivory Coast. And perhaps vice versa. He seemed to have the right idea when he denied being interested in the job when he saw Ivory Coast lost (2-0) to South Korea in London on Wednesday.

Everyone's first choice is Guus Hiddink, of course, but he still is being paid by Russia and perhaps the Ivorians don't want to deal with what could be a messy buyout.

So maybe Sven-Goran has a chance. But if he doesn't get this one, he officially becomes The New Bridesmaid of international soccer. Someone throw that man a bouquet.
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