Eriksson decides against offer from North Korea

LONDON - Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has turned down an offer to become North Korea's technical adviser for the 2010 World Cup, the Press Association reported yesterday.

LONDON - Former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson has turned down an offer to become North Korea's technical adviser for the 2010 World Cup, the Press Association reported yesterday.

Eriksson, Notts County's director of football, "was approached by the North Korean FA but Press Association Sport understands he has decided against taking up the offer," the British news agency said.

The report came after The Guardian and other leading dailies said the 61-year-old Swede, who twice led England in the tournament during his five years as national manager, was to meet North Korean soccer chiefs in Beijing later this week.

Eriksson was to travel with Peter Trembling, executive chairperson of Notts County.Trembling denied the club had been approached. - Sapa-AFP

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