Leicester sack Sven-Goran

2011-10-24 22:08

Leicester - Sven-Goran Eriksson was fired as manager of second-tier club Leicester on Monday after just over a year in charge.

The former England manager took over in October 2010, two months after the club was taken over by a Thai-based consortium.

Eriksson spent heavily in the off-season in an attempt to fulfil the new owners' goal of returning to the Premier League but the Swedish coach leaves with the team languishing in 13th place in the League Championship.

Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by Millwall was the team's fourth loss in 13 games.

A statement on the Leicester website thanked Eriksson for his contribution and said the club will begin searching for a new manager in the coming days.

The 63-year-old Eriksson managed Lazio and Benfica before leading England from 2001-06. Since then, he has also managed English club Manchester City as well as Mexico's national team.