Sven-Goran Eriksson, the most over-rated manager in British football

Leicester City lost 3-0 at home to Millwall yesterday, to leave them in mid-table in the Championship.  This is despite the Thai owners of the club throwing their financial weight about and bringing in lots of 'big-name' players.  They also threw their money around to attract a high-profile manager.  It's just a pity that the manager was someone who really isn't much cop.

Sven-Goran Eriksson has now been in charge of Leicester for more than a year, and has had a negligible effect on their standing.  His supporters say he needs at least 18 months to make a difference, that his new signings need time to gel.  This is utter codswallop.  If he was a genuinely talented manager, he would have made a difference already.

Compare Eriksson's tenure to that of Martin O'Neill.  He joined Leicester when they were in the same predicament as present - playing in the second tier of English football - and within six months had secured promotion to the top flight.  This was despite having pretty much no money to spend.  He then kept the team in the Premier League for the next four seasons, each time finishing in the top half of the table, and won the League Cup in 1997 and 2000 for good measure.

I'm not calling for O'Neill to be recalled, as some rumours are suggesting, but I definitely think it is time for Eriksson to go, and someone with a genuinely impressive record in British football to take over.
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