Eriksson’s Departure Hints At Another Transitional Season For Leicester

Like many celebrities these days, Sven Goran Eriksson has come to be known by his first name alone. Eriksson has one other thing in common with many others at the bottom end of that particular part of the food chain, as well – he has become rather better known in recent times for proclivities that have little to do with his day job than for for what he is actually paid to do. The news this evening of his sacking from the managerial position at Leicester City, however, remains a surprise. Leicester’s form has been patchy so far this season and a lot of money has been put into building a side that is capable of getting promoted into the Premier League. At the time of writing, however, his team sits in a comfortable position in the middle of the Championship and is just five points behind second-placed Middlesbrough. Eriksson was appointed into this position in October of 2010. Leicester had endured a short stay in League One during the 2008/09 season before returning as the champions of that division, and the following season managed a place in the play-offs in the Championship. The departure of manager Nigel Pearson during the summer of 2010 saw Paulo Sousa take over in the manager’s seat, but he lasted just three months in the job before getting sacked at the start of...

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