Cameroon poised to bring in Sven-Goran Eriksson for national team job

July 31 – Cameroon have confirmed that discussions are under way with former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson to take over as coach of the Indomitable Lions.

The Swede held “positive talks” with Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) officials in Yaoundé last week according to officials.

“The Swedish manager was invited to Cameroon for a discussion in connection with the recruitment of a head coach for the senior national side – the Indomitable Lions.

“After the interview with Sven-Goran Eriksson and taking into account the other existing offers, Fecafoot will reveal in the next few days its choice of permanent coach for our national team,” Fecafoot said in a statement.

Eriksson, who managed England between 2001 and 2006, taking them to the World Cup quarter-finals on two occasions, was not among the 77 applicants for the job revealed in April.

Eriksson has previously coached Mexico and the Ivory Coast as well as Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande, Shanghai SIPG and Shenzhen. The Cameroon job became vacant in February when Hugo Broos, who led the Indomitable Lions to a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title last year, departed at the end of his contract.

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