Sven-Goran Eriksson has been given the job of managing The Ivory Coast at the 2010 World Cup.

Sven-Goran Eriksson, new manager of The Ivory Coast.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will take charge of The Ivory Coast to this summer’s World Cup finals after being named as their new coach.

He takes on yet another managerial role after Vahid Halilhodzic was sacked after a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations tournament in January.

It will be no walk in the park for Eriksson, The Ivory Coast are placed in the world cup group G with heavyweights Brazil, Portugal and North Korea. However, he will be aware that the Ivory Coast possesses a strong squad including Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou, Emmanuel Eboue, Arthur Boka, Didier Zokora and Yaya and Kolo Toure, plus a host of other players playing at a high level in Europe.

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  1. says: Jose Luis

    He has great names in the african team.
    Lets see if he does a better job than what he did in Mexico, where he could not make the team work together and almost leaves them out of World Cup.

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