Liverpool have had some of the world’s best coaches in the dugout over the year. Bill Shankly will go down as one of the game’s greatest ever, Jürgen Klopp is widely considered to be the best working in the sport today. One iconic coach would love a turn in the hot seat – Sven Goran Eriksson has admitted managing Liverpool is his dream.
Sven Sven Sven Goran Eriksssseeeeeen
He’s a lovely geezer but don’t forget that he’s from Sweden.
If you don’t get the above reference then I genuinely envy you.
In January 2001, Sven Goran Eriksson of Sweden became the first foreign coach to manage the England national team.
He took over the Three Lions after impressing as manager of Lazio.
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He had a moderately successful stint at the helm, winning 40 of his 67 games, losing 10.
Sven Goran Eriksson on Liverpool dream
Speaking to the Football Show on Sky Sports News (17/11/20 at 11:30 am), Sven Goran Eriksson admitted managing Liverpool was a dream of his.
The Swedish coach hasn’t managed a side since stepping down as Philippines boss in 2019 after a winless debut in the Asian Cup.
Speaking about his love for the Reds the Swede also praised the side’s German coach, saying:
“Klopp, the Liverpool manager [I admire the most]
“I think the job he has done with Liverpool lately, and I am not talking about last season, but even the season before is great.
“The team is playing extremely good football. He makes them work very, very hard and you can see that in games. And they are winning titles.
“You know I have always been a Liverpool supporter in all my life since I was four, five, six-years-old. Like my father, he is still a Liverpool supporter.
“So, that would be [my dream] to manage Liverpool, of course.”
What RTK has to say
Growing up in Scandinavia there is a high chance you’ll end up a Liverpool fan, the Reds are very popular there.
Whilst we can’t see Sven being given the Anfield job any time soon, it is pleasant to hear that such a storied figure in the game is so fond of the Reds.
His tribute to Jürgen Klopp was also heartwarming, the German deserves all the praise that is coming his way, he’s earned every last bit of it.