Mexico welcomes Eriksson

footballSven Goral Eriksson was named the new national coach of the Mexican football (soccer) team on Tuesday.

The 60-year-old Swede has landed a two year contract with the North American giant and will be looking forward to a fresh start on a new continent.

Eriksson was hailed as the saviour of the English national team during his five years in charge, but left under a cloud as fans became frustrated with his cool attitude in the face of bad results. With hindsight, many now believe he was one of England’s greatest coaches of modern times.

Similarly, after only one season in charge of Manchester City, he has left by mutual consent. During his short time with the club, he has done much to revive and stimulate its ailing ways.

His departure from Manchester City is largely due to the club’s management, as he remained popular with the players and secured the team a UEFA Cup position for next season.

Eriksson’s immediate aim now is to make sure Mexico qualify for the World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

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