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Eriksson Sacking Would Be a Grave Mistake
Times Online, April 29th, 2008 6PM

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Sven Goran Eriksson is resigned to losing his job as manager of Manchester City, according to his agent, who claims that club owner Thaksin Shinawatra has all but made up his mind that Eriksson should be replaced after just one season in charge. Given that he has two years remaining on a contract worth $5 million annually, Eriksson could conceivably walk away with up to $10 million once all is said and done.
 
But how has it come to this, James Ducker asks? The former England coach has said he doesn't want to leave City, and with two games to spare, he's already achieved Thaksin's target of a top 10 finish, having fashioned a team "out of a bunch of strangers" after taking charge with just five weeks before the start of the season. City, by the way, was a relegation candidate last term and will finish no worse than 9th this year. This means "there can be no reasonable grounds to sack Eriksson" Ducker says, adding that, "this farcical situation is straight out of the Tom Hicks/George Gillett Jr. book on how not to run a football club," because just about everyone at the club supports Eriksson in this matter, not Thaksin. No wonder then that Eriksson's agent has gone public with it.

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