It is well known that Sven-Goran Eriksson loves bringing a team to St. Jamesâ€™ Park to experience the great passion filled atmosphere at the ground.
Sven Eriksson – Newcastle Manager is a dream job
That’s why Sven, when he was England manager, arranged some England games to be played at St. James’ Park, because he knew he would get excellent support from the Geordies, and of course he did.
And before Sam Allardyce was appointed manager, Sven made it known to everybody who would listen, that he was interested in the Newcastle manager job. We think Sven would have jumped at the chance to manage Newcastle, now just because of the fanatical support the team always receives. Sven knows Bobby Robson well, and Bobby will have no doubt told him everything he ever wanted to know about the team. 😀
Sven today has rubbished Sir Alex Ferguson’s claim that no one in their right mind would manage Newcastle United.Â Eriksson â€“ whose Manchester City side take on Newcastle at St James’ Park tonight â€“ has rightly said it is a “dream job”.
“People might say ‘would anyone choose to manage Newcastle?’, but then you might say ‘would anyone choose to manage England.â€
“They’re both dream jobs. You’re talking about a big club, a fantastic stadium and support â€“ nobody would ever say no to that job.â€
“Sam Allardyce has thick skin and he can stand up to what’s happening there and resolve it. Everyone knows he’s a great manager.”
The job to be true is probably the best of jobs and the worst of jobs, to paraphrase Charles Dickens. Itâ€™s a great job when you’re doing well, but itâ€™s a pressure cooker job when youâ€™re not. And right now we are not doing as well as we had hoped, although Sven has Manchester City flying high.
After having the England job, Sven was used to all the pressure that comes with a high profile job, and we think he could manage Newcastle United very well. Certainly his club record in football is second to none and he has won European titles with 3 different teams from 3 different countries. Maybe he still will, sometime in the future manage Newcastle, although that’s probably just wishful thinking now.