Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson could soon be appointed coach of second-division team 1860 Munich, his close friend Hamada Iraki has revealed.
The Palestinian banker helped Hasan Abdullah Mohamed Ismaik acquire a significant portion of the club back in 2011, and has stated that the Swede could arrive at the Allianz Arena in the foreseeable future.
"I do not exclude that Eriksson will become the 1860 trainer," Iraki told Bild.
Eriksson was spotted in the stands during die Lowen 0-2 loss to Koln on Friday, which fuelled speculation that he may take charge after coach Reiner Maurer was dismissed.
"Eriksson is a good friend of Iraki. He was in Munich and took the opportunity to watch the game," stated 1860 sporting director Robert Schafer.
1860 Munich find themselves in eighth place in 2.Bundesliga after 14 games.