Sven-Goran Eriksson claims ignorance as 1860 Munich reveal he is joining club

The 64-year-old and former Manchester City manager has not spoken to the club for over a month, though they have announced on Tuesday that he will join the coaching staff

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has joined German second division side 1860 Munich according to the board, though, Eriksson claims not to know anything about it.

The ex-Lazio coach admitted that he has not spoken to the club for over a month and explained he had not been told he would be joining the staff.

"The vice president should have called me, that hasn't happen yet. They had contact with me one and a half months ago. All this was a little bit strange. I just have to wait and see," he told

Eriksson’s potential role at the club is currently unclear, but it has been revealed by board member Otto Steiner, the Swede will not be taking control of the team with current coach Alexander Schmidt remaining in charge.

Steiner told the official club website: "The board has accepted that Sven-Goran Eriksson will be included in the coaching team of 1860. Alexander Schmidt will remain our coach. Executive Robert Schafer has the order to talk to both of them and to negotiate their exact duties."

Since leaving the England job after the 2006 World Cup, Eriksson has coached in leagues around the world including spells in Mexico, England and Africa.

Most recently he found himself working with BEC Tero Sasana in the Thai Premier League.

1860 Munich currently find themselves sixth in the second division, five points off third-placed Kaiserslautern.