Harper Collins

Sven-Goran Eriksson : The Final Reckoning


How could we resist a book about Sven?

This book is a major in-depth biography of Swede Sven-Goran Eriksson – the first foreign manager of the England football team – which chronicles his time in the hot seat, from taking over from Kevin Keegan, the story of the 2002 World Cup Finals in Japan and South Korea, through to the 2004 European Championships. Reserved – some would say introvert – by nature, he has so far dismissed as intrusive almost all questions about anything other than the England team.

There is a fascinating story to be told about the moderate full-back who failed in his own country, retired from playing at 27, then went on to become one of the best coaches in the world.

Joe Lovejoy's book captures the essence of the man and goes some way to explaining his influence behind England. This paperback edition explores his thoughts about his captain playing his football in Spain and documents England's rocky road to the 2004 European Championship finals.
448 Pages