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Sven-Goran Eriksson says ‘it would be his dream’ to take charge of Liverpool Legends for their upcoming charity match… after Robbie Fowler revealed that the ‘call has gone in’ for the terminally-ill former England boss to manage the side



Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted that it would be his ‘dream’ to manage Liverpool during their upcoming Legends charity match against Ajax in March.

Supporters had asked for the former England boss to be given the chance to manage the club, after the 75-year-old revealed he has terminal cancer last week.

And former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler had subsequently stated that the ‘call had gone in’ to put Eriksson in the dugout for the game.

Eriksson, who admitted that he has around a year to live after being diagnosed with the illness, stated that as a Liverpool fan, he always wanted to manage the club.

And speaking on Good Morning Britian on Monday, Eriksson was asked by the television program’s host, Suzannah Reid, whehter he knew that Liverpool supporters had asked for him to manage the side for the charity match and whether ‘that was something he would like to do?’

He responded: ‘No I didn’t know about that. I knew that they had a charity game. In March I think it is. And me and my son are invited to see that game. That might be great and there will be a lot of good football players there.

‘But that I should be their manager? No I’ve never heard that.’

Fowler had been expected to take charge of the team, but momentum has gathered online for Eriksson to take charge among many supporters.

Football YouTuber and Liverpool fan Douglas Horne wrote on X: ‘Let’s get Sven to manage the Liverpool legends v Ajax match, one last dream for him.’

Luis Garcia had also written that there was still a chance of him being involved, prompting ex-club physio Andy Renshaw to tag Fowler, who said that he had made the request.

Speaking on GMB, Reid asked Eriksson: ‘If they offered it to you would you accept it?’

The former England boss replied laughing: ‘I would of course!’

‘That would be my dream. That’s always been my dream. But like a dream, I’m not complaining. I had a lot of good football teams. National teams and the clubs. I’m happy.’

Eriksson also added that his final dream would be to watch England play against Brazil at Wembley in March.

The 75-year-old managed the Three Lions betweenm 2001 and 2006, reaching the quarter-finals of three major tournaments, taking charge of 66 games.

The Swede would retire from management in February 2023, having enjoyed a glittering career with multiple teams including Man City, Benfica, Lazio and Leicester City.

He had most recently been appointed the manager of Karlstad in Sweden, but left the club last year due to ‘health issues’.

Speaking on his affiliation with Liverpool, he said to Sky News: ‘My father is still a Liverpool supporter and I am a Liverpool supporter too, always have been.’

‘So I always wished to be the manager of Liverpool and that will not happen, but I’m still a Liverpool fan.’

Despite his diagnosis, the former football manager, vowed that he would continue to fight the illness.

‘I refuse to give up. I want to live every day a normal day,’ he said to Good Morning Britian.
He added: ‘I want to live normally and the aim for the rest of my life is to wake up in the morning and feel okay and most of the morning I feel okay. It’s not good but it’s good as it can be.’

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