No Mexican wave from Eriksson as Sven rules out taking over at Pompey

11 February 2009 10:49
No go: Sven won't be taking charge at Fratton Park[LNB] Former England and Manchester City[LNB]manager Sven Goran Eriksson has moved to distance himself from the vacant managerial post at Portsmouth[LNB].[LNB]The Swede has said that he intends to fulfil his current contract with Mexico until after the 2010 World Cup.   [LNB]After Tony Adams was sacked as Portsmouth manager on Monday Eriksson has been strongly linked with the post along with former Chelsea [LNB]boss Avram Grant.   [LNB]Eriksson is currently preparing Mexico for the opening game of the final round of World Cup qualifiers against the USA in Columbus.   [LNB]'I always said I have contract until 2010, after the World Cup. In football, you never know what will happen but I have a contract and I want to win tomorrow. I have always said that Mexico will be in South Africa,' said Eriksson.   [LNB]'It's very important to start winning but I don't think that my future depends on getting a good result tomorrow, life will go on. If we lose, we will have nine more games to qualify to the World Cup. But I repeat: I'm not thinking about a defeat.'[LNB]Chelsea are also in the search for a new manager following the departure of Luiz Felipe Scolari also on Monday, although Russia coach Guus Hiddink has started negotiations over taking charge until the end of the season.   [LNB]Eriksson did confirm Chelsea's Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich does have his phone number,   [LNB]'I know he has my number and I certainly haven't spoken with him,' added Eriksson.   [LNB]After England were knocked out of the 2006 World Cup, a year later Eriksson took over as Manchester City boss prior to the start of the 2007/08 season.   [LNB]But he lasted just one season in charge and on June 2 last year left City 'by mutual consent' before being named as Mexico manager just a day later. [LNB]  Five big problems facing the new men at Chelsea and Portsmouth[LNB]Portsmouth aiming for talks with Mexico boss Eriksson after World Cup qualifier [LNB]Look who Sir Alex has seen off in his time: The 923 who have come and gone...[LNB]SIX OF THE BEST: The contenders to replace Tony Adams at Portsmouth[LNB]PORTSMOUTH FC NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NET[LNB] [LNB]  

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