Sven's North Korea link cools

14 October 2009 11:52
Notts County have moved quickly to deny reports suggesting Sven-Goran Eriksson has been asked to become the manager of North Korea for next summer's World Cup finals. The former England boss has only been at Meadow Lane since July when he shocked the football world by taking on the role of director of football at the League Two club. However, recent rumours have suggested the Swede was about to leave Notts, who parted company with their manager Ian McParland on Monday. Executive chairman Peter Trembling has issued a statement which read: "We wish to make it clear that Notts County have not received any approach nor had any discussions whatsoever with the North Korean FA in relation to Sven-Goran Eriksson becoming an interim manager of their national team. "It is correct that I am making a business trip to Asia but this is solely and exclusively on official Notts County business. "I will be visiting Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Thailand to discuss a range of Notts County initiatives linked to our 150th anniversary - Project 2012. "Sven is concentrating all his efforts and is totally focussed on the appointment of our new manager in succession to Ian McParland."

Source: ESA