Leicester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson calls for transfer window to be scrapped

The former England manager believes that football would benefit from getting rid of any restrictions on when players can be bought and sold and believes the system could be fairer

Leicester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has called for the transfer window to be scrapped after labelling some last minute deals as “desperate”.

The Swedish tactician was one of the many managers who took a late dip into the transfer market as he successfully made a move for Everton's Jermaine Beckford for £2.5 million.

Eriksson told The Leicester Mercury: "You do wonder at times if it is right to have a window. It was easier when it was open all the time and perhaps fairer for the players,

"I am sure much of the business being done on the last day is a little bit desperate and that is not right. I think it was better before, but then I am old!"

Even though the former England boss did manage to secure a deal for Beckford less than an hour before the deadline, he was reported to have failed with moves for Rangers’ Nikica Jelavic and Bristol City’s Nicky Maynard. 

This is not the first time that the Swede has questioned the structure of the English leagues, as he has been vocal in backing a winter break during the season.