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Notts Denies Eriksson's Talks with North Korea

Notts County has denied that Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson received an offer to coach North Korea at the 2010 World Cup. The club's chief executive Peter Trembling said: "We wish to make it clear that Notts County have not received any approach nor had any discussions whatsoever with the North Korean FA in relation to Sven-Goran Eriksson becoming an interim manager of their national team. Sven is concentrating all his efforts and is totally focused on the appointment of our new manager in succession to Ian McParland."

North Korea has qualified for its first World Cup appearance since 1966. But current coach Kim Jong-hun faces concerns that the team won't challenge the world's best in South Africa next June. The team qualified behind rivals South Korea in the tougher of Asia's two qualifying groups, conceding five goals but scoring only seven in the process.


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