Dying to take over
The Swede was duped by the Screw's Sheikh, and revealed he would consider becoming Villa boss if the Arab group succeeded in a possible takeover of the club. "Aston Villa is for sale," he said, before callously (©NOTW) suggesting that, "the chairman is an old man today. He's sick." The reporter then pointed out that he could not do both jobs and Sven, whose decision to wear skimpy khaki shorts was only just outshone by his more plentiful oral gaffs, answered: "No, but everything is possible. But only at the end of the season. I'm not joking."
The 57-year-old, accompanied by his uptight agent Athole Still, offered to tap up David Beckham, and persuade him to leave
But while the rest of us began laughing Eriksson was given the full backing of the FA, with a senior source telling the BBC his job was "not at risk in any way". A later statement on the FA's website said it could "confirm that