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In one of the most surprising moves of the summer, Sven is set to take up a role at Notts County.

Sven-Goran Eriksson is set to be unveiled as the director of football at Notts County.

According to The Guardian, Eriksson will take office at the League Two side on Wednesday. Details of his salary have not yet been released, but he is expected to earn around £40,000 a week.

The Notts County chairman, Glenn Rolley, described the appointment as a historic day for the club, saying, "We have a vision of success now.

"We stand in the shadow of our neighbours. Appointing Sven will reverberate around the football world.

"I can only compare it to when Notts County signed Tommy Lawton from Chelsea in the late '40s. He was England's No. 1 centre-forward.

"This is comparable. I've been a supporter for 45 years and this is a proud day.

"It's quite romantic really."

Arjun Miglani, Goal.com


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