Sven-Göran Eriksson

Lazio, 1997-2001

Perhaps the finest moment of Sven-Göran Eriksson’s decorated career came when he led Lazio to the 1999/2000 Serie A title, ahead of Carlo Ancelotti’s fine Juventus. Trailing their rivals by nine points entering late March, and having not won the title since 1974, a fine run of results that started with a victory in the Rome derby led to them being crowned champions on the season’s dramatic final day.

Revisiting the talented team in which Pavel Nedved, Juan Sebastian Veron, Diego Simeone, Alessandro Nesta and Roberto Mancini were so prominent – they also won the UEFA Super Cup at the start of that season, against treble winners Manchester United – Eriksson also reveals how he persuaded Sinisa Mihajlovic that his future lay in central defence.

In this exclusive video for The Coaches’ Voice, the Swede, who was later appointed England manager having enhanced his reputation with Lazio’s success, discusses the impressive team that was then among the finest in Europe, and won Serie A when it remained the highest-quality league in the world.

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
Sven-Göran Eriksson

The kings of Rome

Before he took jobs with England, Manchester City and Leicester, Sven-Göran Eriksson impressed in Serie A with Roma, Sampdoria and Lazio. Here, he revisits winning Lo Scudetto with the latter
Diego Simeone

El Cholo

Diego Simeone and Atlético Madrid host Liverpool in the Champions League. They trail Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga, but pose a significant threat to Jürgen Klopp’s team. Here "El Cholo" revisits his first steps into coaching