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The former England coach has sent his CV to the Senegal football federation after the body announced vacancy for the post a week ago

Swedish football manager Sven Goran Eriksson has submitted an application to the Senegal football federation (FSF) for the vacant coaching job of the national team, the body said in a statement on Monday.

The 64-year-old former England and Cote D’Ivoire coach has joined a dozen other candidates vying for the role following the dismissal of Joseph Koto, who failed to book a place for the outfit at the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

“With all their great players, Senegal should be among the 32 teams coming to the 2014 Fifa World Cup, and it’d be a great honour for me to lead the group to the competition,” the former Mexico coach was quoted as saying by Senegal News Agency APS.

The FSF said last week it had received applications from a number of European and African coaches but that no decision was imminent due to ongoing tensions within the body following the resignation of four members of the executive committee and calls from top government officials for the departure of the FA’s president Augustin Senghor, who has declined to bow out.

Eriksson is also in talks with Championship side Blackpool FC, according to The Sun.