London, October 27: Globetrotting former England and Manchester City manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed head coach of the Philippines.
The 70-year-old will lead the Azkals at the Asian Cup in January after reportedly signing a six-month contract.
Eriksson, who claimed in August he had rejected approaches from Cameroon and Iraq, returns to the international arena after an eight-year absence, last leading Ivory Coast to the 2010 World Cup.
The experienced Swede has not held a managerial position since leaving Chinese side Shenzhen FC in June 2017.
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) October 27, 2018
Former England, Mexico and Côte d'Ivoire manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed as the new coach of the Philippines pic.twitter.com/cPNhKdQSxI