Sven-Goran Eriksson’s Philippines appointment a big gamble for manager and country

Sven Goran Eriksson says the opportunity to do something different was too much to pass up after taking the Head Coach job for the Phillippines.

        Sven-Goran Eriksson found the challenge of coaching the Philippine Azkals interesting, and team manager Dan Palami is glad the former England manager accepted the offer to lead a developing team in Asian football. 

        Singapore have made a winning start to their 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup campaign with a 1-0 victory over 2016 runners-up Indonesia in Group B. 

        Norshahrul Idlan headed home the only goal of Malaysia's Suzuki Cup opener against Cambodia. 

The 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup is Southeast Asia's biennial tournament, and among the 10 national teams competing there are two coaches at the extreme opposite ends of the spectrum.
In August Cambodia appointed Keisuke Honda, still a player and is so young and unqualified that he has to be described as a general manager. None of that applies to Sven-Goran Eriksson, who took the Philippines job in October. The 70-year-old is more than double the age of the Japan international and has a coaching resume at…

from ESPN FC News


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