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Sven-Göran Eriksson

Lazio, 1997-2001

“My maestro, Tord Grip, told me he thought it better that I finish playing and start to become a coach”

Sven-Göran Eriksson was 26 years old when his long-time confidant Tord Grip advised him to retire from playing and instead concentrate on a career in coaching. What followed was one of the most decorated careers of the modern era – one that brought success in Sweden, Portugal and, when it was considered the world’s highest quality league, Serie A.

Speaking exclusively to The Coaches’ Voice, the Swede who followed winning the Serie A title with Lazio by becoming England’s first ever foreign manager revisits both those formative years and the journey with which he enhanced his reputation. A lesser-trodden path is retraced.

Sven-Göran Eriksson

Roy Hodgson

An Englishman in Milan

Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson, who has also coached the England national team, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, revisits his spell in Serie A with Inter Milan
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Sven-Goran Eriksson: Part II

Sven-Göran Eriksson the fine team that includes Roberto Mancini, Diego Simeone and Juan Sebastián Verón he built at Lazio that won the Serie A title in 2000
Roy Hodgson

When Serie A was king

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson revisits a time when Serie A, and not the Premier League, produced the world’s most captivating football