Eriksson planning return to football management
BANGKOK, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson says he has no plans to retire from soccer and will work in any country if the job is right, Thai papers said on Tuesday.
Eriksson, who left the England job in July after the team's disappointing World Cup showing, said he planned to continue working in the game but was undecided about where.
'It has to be a good job,' the Bangkok Post quoted him as saying on Tuesday. 'Which country it is in doesn't matter.
'One day I will retire from football, but not now.'
Eriksson, 58, has been linked with several coaching jobs since leaving England, including the United States, Jamaica and South Africa national teams, Italy's Inter Milan and English Premier League side West Ham United.
The Thai-language Siam Sport daily reported that Eriksson had said a number of teams in Portugal and Spain had approached him, adding that he would make a decision on where to go in the next two-three weeks.
The Swede would not be drawn on whether he thought former captain David Beckham should be part of England's European Championship qualifying campaign under new coach Steve McClaren.
'I'm not here to talk about that,' he told Reuters.
Eriksson said he was in Thailand to buy a luxury condominium on the southern island of Koh Samui.