Sven-Goran Eriksson has been sacked as the coach of Mexico.
The former England manager was hired in June following his dismissal as Manchester City manager last season. But he’s overseen a less than impressive World Cup qualifying campaign.
On Wednesday, they lost 3 -1 to Honduras which sees them fourth in their six team group. It took their recent record to just 1 win from their last 7 matches.
Explaining the decision to relieve Eriksson of his post, Mexican Football Federation president Justino Compean said:
We could not take risks with qualification for the World Cup, and we could not rely solely on results at the Estadio Azteca.
We had a meeting with Mr Eriksson and – although it is a shame for me and a lot of people – we told Mr Eriksson that his spell with the national team was over.
Personally, I want to thank Mr Eriksson.
Eriksson’s agent, Athole Still, has already started the ball rolling in terms of drumming up interest for his client in the UK. Speaking to the BBC, he said:
I would think there will be plenty of offers for him.
He would love to work in England again, I know that for a fact. I would say yes, his first choice would be a good Premier League club in England where he has a challenge.