Sven Goran Eriksson in frame for Ukraine manager job

The owner of Ukraine's top side Shakhtar Donetsk, the billionaire industrial tycoon Rinat Akhmetov, has said he is ready to help pay the new trainer's wages out of his own funds.

updated: December 06, 2012 20:39 IST
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Kiev: Ukraine is talks with former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson about the Swede taking on the vacant job as coach of the national team, his representative and the Ukrainian Football Federation said.

Ukraine's Football Federation said it now has a five-person shortlist for the job and its vice-president Anatoliy Popov confirmed that Eriksson's name was on the list.

Eriksson's representative, Carlos Carvalho, said the trainer was in talks with the Ukrainian federation and wanted to take charge of the team going into the 2014 World Cup.

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