Leicester sack Eriksson as manager – Reports

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2011, 23:54 PM IST

London: English championship club Leicester City have sacked former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, British newspapers reported on Monday.

The 63-year-old Swede joined Leicester in October 2010 and after enjoying a positive start to his tenure, the team have struggled for consistency at the start of the season.

The Midlands club are 13th in the second division table following a 3-0 home defeat by Millwall on Saturday.

After making his name in Italy where he won the Serie A title with Lazio, Eriksson became the first foreigner to coach England when he was appointed in 2001, a position he held until 2006.

He also had spells at English clubs Manchester City and Notts County and he led Ivory Coast at the 2010 World Cup.

Bureau Report