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Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has distanced himself from the vacant Fulham manager’s job.

Eriksson, who took charge of the Ivory Coast on a short-term contract at the first ever African World Cup, has suggested that he may remain with the Elephants after the tournament.

Speaking to Swedish broadcaster SVT, Eriksson said: They [Ivory Coast] were really pleased and I guess that I can stay on if I want to.

"If so, it will be for four years until the next World Cup finals.

"I'll make up my mind in a week or so. I have to do it soon since there are friendlies in August and qualifications for the Africa Cup of Nations in September and October."

The former Manchester City boss had been strongly linked with the Fulham manager’s job but, with Goal.com UK exclusively revealing the Fulham interest in Ottmar Hitzfeld and the protracted managerial stand-off between Bob Bradley and Alberto Malesani, Eriksson seems to be some way down Fulham’s list.

"I do not know, honestly. I do not think Fulham have decided what they want to do," Eriksson commented.

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