Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed as head coach of the Philippine Men’s National Team in time for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 and the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018.
An experienced coach, Eriksson led the England National Football Team to two consecutive FIFA World Cups in 2002 and 2006 both finishing as quarterfinalists
The Swedish coach also had coaching stints in Sweden, Portugal, Italy, England, Mexico, and most recently in China to add to his glittering coaching career.
“We thank Mr. Eriksson for accepting the position of Philippine Men’s National Team head coach for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup and AFF Suzuki Cup campaign,” said PFF president Mariano Araneta Jr. “His vast experience as head coach will motivate the team as the Philippines compete for regional supremacy and Asian pride.”
Eriksson will begin his preparations for the both the Asian Cup and Suzuki Cup soon. Scott Cooper, who served as interim head coach, is named as the team’s Senior Football Advisor.
The Swedish coach’s first match will be on 13 November 2018 in the opening match of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 against Singapore at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.
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