Sven-Goran Eriksson joins BEC Tero Sasana of Thailand

Sven-Goran Eriksson has been appointed technical director at Thai club BEC Tero Sasana.

The former England manager will be officially unveiled on Monday.

It is the 64-year-old Swede's first job since leaving Championship side Leicester City last October.

Eriksson will take charge of strategic planning and support the coaching staff at the two-time Thai champions, who finished fourth in domestic competition last term.

Eriksson's first match after taking over from Belgian Robert Pro Kruger is Saturday's home game against Chainat.

Eriksson managed Lazio and Sampdoria before leading England to three straight consecutive international quarter-finals from 2001-2006. He has since worked at Manchester City, Mexico, Ivory Coast and Notts County.

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