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Football: Ex-England coach Eriksson joins second-tier 1860 Munich

Published on Jan 15, 2013 6:42 PM

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson will join the coaching staff of second-tier 1860 Munich to help them climb up the table, the German football club said on Tuesday.

"Yes, we have an agreement that Sven-Goran Eriksson will join our coaching staff," the club's board chairman Otto Steiner told reporters on Tuesday morning after an all-night meeting at the club offices.

"Alexander Schmidt will remain our coach."

The exact role of the 64-year-old Swede, who has served as technical director of Thai club BEC Tero Sasana since September last year and has also managed AS Roma, Manchester City, Lazio, Sampdoria and Benfica among others, will still need to be defined, Steiner said.

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