The legendary Swedish coach, Sven-Goran Eriksson, who a few weeks ago announced that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer, will lead Liverpool from the technical bench on the occasion of a match of football legends, which will take place in March .
Eriksson will thus fulfill one of the dreams of his life, to coach Liverpool, as he revealed at the announcement regarding the cancer he suffers from, stating that he has a year left to live.
Eriksson will sit on the bench alongside legends of the English club, including Ian Rush, John Barnes and John Aldridge, and will have players such as Jerzy Dudek, Sander Westerveld, Martin Skrtel, Fabio Aurelio, Djibril Cisse and Ryan Babel under his command. who have already announced their participation.
The match will be in the company of a team of legends from the Ajax Amsterdam club on March 23, at the Anfield stadium, and all the funds obtained will go to the account of the Liverpool foundation.
Sven-Goran Eriksson, who coached Albion for five years before leaving after the 2006 World Cup, retired as sporting director of Swedish club Karlstad 11 months ago for health reasons.
After winning the Swedish championship and the UEFA Cup with IFK Goteborg, Eriksson made the move to Benfica Lisbon, leading them to three Portuguese league titles. Together with the “eagles”, he contested a UEFA Cup final, lost to the Belgians from Anderlecht, after Benfica had passed the Universitatea Craiova in the semi-finals (0-0 and 1-1).
The Swede then coached in Italy, where he trained teams such as AS Roma, Fiorentina, Sampdoria and Lazio Roma, with whom he won a Serie A title, several cups and another UEFA Cup (with Lazio in 1999).
Eriksson coached at club level and in English football (Manchester City and Leicester City), but also trained other national teams – Mexico, Cote d'Ivoire and the Philippines -, also active in the leagues in China and Thailand.