Sven-Goran Eriksson Strongly Linked With Trabzonspor

The former England boss has edged closer to a new job in Turkey, it seems...
Sven-Goran Eriksson, the former England and Manchester City manager who recently lost his job as coach of the Mexican national team after a decidedly unimpressive record of  only one victory in his last seven competitive fixtures, seems set for a return to management in Turkey.

Trabzonspor finished fourth in the Turkish top-flight last season, and are in negotiations with both the Swede and Bosnian coach Vahid Halilodzic, but it appears as though Eriksson is a slight favourite for the job.

Trabzonspor's vice-president Hayrettin Hacisahioglu told Turkish news agency DHA, "We are searching for a manager like him. We've met him too. But there's no agreement for the moment. It's not easy for Trabzonspor to work with a local manager under these circumstances. Also Halilodzic is one of the managers that we've met."

The move was given further credance later on by Trabzonspor president Sadri Sener, who added, "Our meeting with Eriksson was very positive. We proposed him Tugay Kerimoglu as an assistant manager. He is pleased to hear this. He will decide whether he comes to Trabzon or not tomorrow."

Tugay, who retired from his playing career at Blackburn Rovers on the last day of the season, had hinted that he was ready for a coaching role at Manchester City, though that would appear to be less likely now.

Zack Wilson,