Former Lazio Manager Sven-Goran Eriksson Becomes Philippines National Football Team Manager

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Sven-Goran Eriksson

Sven-Goran Eriksson is ready for a new adventure. The former biancoceleste technician (one of the most loved) has officially been unveiled as the new manager of the Philippines national football team. The federation announced the news, which specified that the duration of the contract is only 6 months: Eriksson will be joined by English manager Scott Cooper who has managed several clubs and nations since 1999. After a career studded with success and prestigious football clubs, the 70-year old Swedish manager will have his hands full with this challenge.

Eriksson managed Lazio from 1997-2001, one of the glorious periods that all Laziali are grateful to look back on. In 136 matches in charge, he had a win percentage of 57.35% (78W-32D-26L) and won multiple trophies for the biancocelesti: the Serie A once (1999-00), the Coppa Italia twice (1997-98, 1999-00), the Supercoppa Italiana twice (1998, 2000), the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup once (1998-99), and the UEFA Super Cup once (1999). Since his time in Rome, he has gone on to manage England, Manchester City, Mexico, Ivory Coast, Leicester City, Guangzhou R&F, Shanghai SIPG, and Shenzhen FC.