13 Nov 2013

Top Boss admits: It was 'always my dream to manage LFC'. Better option than Hodgson...?

Despite the club's comparative fall from grace over the last 23 years, the Liverpool manager's job remains one of the most prestigious and sought-after in football, and ex-England boss Sven Goran Eriksson is the latest boss to reveal that he once harboured a dream of managing the Reds.

In an interview with TalkSport this week, Eriksson - who has won 19 major trophies during his long career (yes, I was surprised too!) - revealed his love of LFC, and his now-impossible dream of managing the Reds:

“In the past, it was always a dream to manage Liverpool, but that will not happen.

I’ve always been a Liverpool fan. My father was a Liverpool fan so it’s in the family".

This is not the first time Eriksson has revealed his desire to manage Liverpool. After Rafa Benitez's tenure ended in 2010, he tentatively threw his hat into the ring to succeed the Spaniard. At the time, he told The Telegraph:

"I was shocked when I discovered Rafa Benítez had left. Would I want to be the manager of Liverpool? It is every manager's dream to manage Liverpool"

Eriksson also revealed how he was 'invited to Liverpool' on several occasions in the 1980s to 'to see how they did things'. He recalled:

"I remember him [Joe Fagan] showing me around Anfield and taking me into their legendary boot room. It was such a privilege and an honour for me to be invited in there. I will never forget that moment. Liverpool will always hold a special place in my heart."

I've always liked Eriksson - he seems like a genuinely nice guy, and LFC legend Dietmar Hamann always has great things to say about him. He shouldn't really be judged from his time as England manager as that job is a poisoned chalice for all who are stupid enough to take the job.

One thing's for sure, Eriksson (arguably) would've been a better choice than Roy Hodgson to succeed Rafa Benitez, and I'm pretty sure the club would've done a hell of a lot better during that period with the well-travelled Swede in charge.



  1. In my book we've had a lucky escape.

  2. I think he would have been every bit as shit as hodgson was, but nice to hear he's a red.

  3. Eriksson did a good job with England, it was the press who hounded him out of that job, as they still believed England should be winning the Euro's and world cup every 4 years.
    He is 10 times better than Roy Konchesky, and would have lasted much longer than Roy. I remember the News of The World posed as a Prince or something and offered him a new job, I forget how it played out now, he he, they gave him a harder time than they do Suarez now.
    Was watching a championship match last week, guess who was playing, "Konchesky" could'nt believe he is still trying to make a go of it.

  4. Life Kaiser, Life.

  5. Does his Swedish 3rd division title contribute to the 19 major titles?

    Ericcson was average at best. Players respected him because he got up to the same shenanigans as they did with the ladies

  6. Haha, yes. That story Hamann tells about Eriksson is funny stuff :-)

  7. I can't make my mind up on whether Erikson is silly or brilliant. It is a great story like.