Eriksson’s Departure Leaves Leicester Looking for New Manager

Sven-Goran Eriksson
Leicester City said it will start recruiting a new manager in the next few days after former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson left the soccer team last night. Photographer: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Leicester City said it will start recruiting a new manager in the next few days after former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson left the soccer team last night.

Academy director Jon Rudkin and coach Mike Stowell will lead the team in this weekend’s Championship game with West Ham, Leicester said on its website. Assistant coach Derek Fazackerley left along with Eriksson.

The Swede, who coached the England national team between 2001-2006, ran Leicester City for 13 months. He served as manager of the Mexico and Ivory Coast national teams as well as Notts County and Manchester City in England. He won five of Leicester’s 13 league games so far this season.

Martin O’Neill, who coached Leicester from 1995-2000, may return, the British Broadcasting Corp. said. He led the team into the Premier League and to two League Cup successes in 1997 and 2000.

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