Cameroon affirm talks with former England supervisor Eriksson
Cameroon have confirmed discussions with former England supervisor Sven-Goran Eriksson to take over as coach of the Indomitable Lions.
The Swede, 70, held constructive talks with Cameroon Soccer Federation (Fecafoot) officers in Yaoundé final week, as they search to fill the vacant post following the exit of Hugo Broos.
“After spending 72 hours, Sven-Goran Eriksson left Yaoundé on Saturday 28 July 2018,” Fecafoot announced on Twitter.
“The Swedish supervisor was invited to Cameroon for a dialogue in reference to the recruitment of a head coach for the senior nationwide facet – the Indomitable Lions.
“After the interview with Sven-Goran Eriksson and considering the opposite present presents, Fecafoot will reveal within the subsequent few days its alternative of everlasting coach for our nationwide group,” Fecafoot added.
Eriksson, who managed England between 2001 and 2006, taking them to the World Cup quarter-finals on two events, was not amongst the 77 applicants revealed in April.
BBC Sport understands that Eriksson, who had beforehand managed English golf equipment Manchester Metropolis and Leicester Metropolis, will earn CFA 50 million (€71,000) month-to-month and can work with a Cameroonian assistant and reside within the nation.
Native media have additionally linked Dutch duo of Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert with the put up.
Eriksson beforehand coached Mexico and led Ivory Coast to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa earlier than taking cost of Chinese language facet Guangzhou Evergrande in 2013.
Additional spells adopted in China with Shanghai SIPG and Shenzhen, earlier than he left the latter in June 2017.
He has additionally been linked with the Iraq teaching place.
Cameroon’s teaching job grew to become vacant in February when Hugo Broos, who led the Indomitable Lions to a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title final yr, departed on the finish of his contract.