We find the headline on this story curious. How is the Ivory Coast’s not keeping Sven-Goran Eriksson a ‘failure’?
Somewhere in the near future there is probably a long post as to how he keeps hoodwinking organizations into hiring him like he’s some kind of managerial genius (our current operating theory: he’s a Jedi) but for now suffice it to report that, despite being the Cote d’Ivoire’s “top choice”, Sven won’t be back in charge of the Elephants.
Said foot federation VP Sory Diabate, “The problem arose over financial considerations, despite good will on both sides.”
Ivory Coast is scheduled to play a friendly against Italy in London on August 10. They hope to have a new manager in place before then.