Ericksson turns down North Korea

The Notts County saga keeps on rumbling. The country’s oldest League club, which were once run by a supporter’s trust, were bought out by a consortium in the summer, and despite the money that’s supposed to be pouring in, they’ve had their fair share of trauma, most notably with Sol Campbell, who quit only 29 days into his five-year contract.

Now Director of football Sven Goran Erickson has rejected a loan position as North Korea manager for next summer’s World Cup in South Africa. There were rumours that Ericksson was due to take over the position during a business trip with executive chairman Peter Trembling, but that has been denied.

'We wish to make it clear that Notts County have not received any approach nor had any discussions whatsoever with the North Korean FA in relation to Sven-Goran Eriksson becoming an interim manager of their national team,' said Trembling in a statement.

But there are more rumours surrounding the club, one of which is Roberto Mancini signing as manager. Other prospects for the vacant position include Peter Taylor and Steve Coppell.

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