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FACTBOX-Sven-Goran Eriksson

   LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) - Factbox on Sven-Goran Eriksson who
was sacked as Manchester City manager on Monday.
  * Born Feb. 5, 1948 in Torsby, Sweden
  * After a knee injury brings an undistinguished playing
career with Swedish second division Karlskoga to an end in 1975,
Eriksson begins coaching career with Swedish third division
Degerfors, guiding them to the top flight in three years.
  * Joins IFK Gothenburg in 1979 and coaches them to a
Swedish championship, two domestic cups and the 1982 UEFA Cup in
three seasons before the first of two spells in Portugal, where
he led Benfica to two championships and a domestic cup.
 * Arrives in Italy for the first time in 1984, taking over
AS Roma whom he led to the 1986 Italian Cup. After failing to
land a championship, Eriksson leaves Roma for Fiorentina in 1987
where he spent two trophyless seasons.
 * Returns to Benfica in 1989 and guides them to the 1990
European Cup final, which they lose to AC Milan, before winning
the Portuguese title in 1991.
 * Begins his second spell in Italy the following season as
coach of Sampdoria, guiding them to the Italian Cup in 1994.
 * Takes over Lazio and wins the Italian Cup once more in
1998 but his team lose to Inter Milan in the UEFA Cup final in
the same season. Lifts the last European Cup Winners' Cup a
season later before finally winning the "scudetto" as part of a
league and cup double in 2000. It was only Lazio's second league
title.
 * Confirmed as the first foreigner to coach England in
October 2000, taking effective charge the following February for
a 3-0 friendly win over Spain. Under Eriksson, England qualify
for two World Cups and a European Championship but are
eliminated at the quarter-final stage on each occasion.
 * Six months prior to the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the FA
announce that Eriksson will leave his post after the tournament
in the wake of the News of the World quoting him as saying he
was prepared to dump England and take over at Aston Villa.
 * Spends a year out of the game - while being paid by the FA
- before being appointed City boss to replace Stuart Pearce on
July 6 2007.
 * After making a rash of signings, City make a sensational
start to the season, winning their first three games, including
beating Manchester United 1-0 to top the table.
 * City's second half of the season is patchy and Eriksson's
future is the source of constant speculation.
 * In the week Benfica confirm they have spoken to Eriksson
about a return to Portugal, City are hammered 8-1 by
Middlesbrough on the final day of the season.
 * June 1. Eriksson leaves City by mutual consent.







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