Sven-Goran Eriksson seen for first time after health scare as ex-England boss attends Rome derby
FORMER England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been seen for the first time after having health problems.
The Swede, 75, attended the Rome derby between Lazio and Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.
ReutersSven-Goran Eriksson was spotted at the Rome derby[/caption]
EPAIt is the first time he has been seen since his health scare[/caption]
Eriksson used to manage both Roma and Lazio earlier in his career.
He won the Coppa Italia with Roma in 1986, but enjoyed a much more successful spell with Lazio.
During his time in charge of the Biancocelesti, he won the Serie A title and two Coppa Italias as well as the Uefa Cup Winners Cup and Uefa Super Cup.
It was after his success with Lazio that he was hired by the FA to take control of the England national team.
More recently, he had been sporting director at Karlstad Fotboll but stepped down in February amid serious concerns about his health.
He told Karlstad’s website: “I have chosen to limit my public assignments for the time being, due to health problems which are under investigation.
“Now I will focus on health, family and limited assignments for Karlstad Fotboll among others.
“I thank you for all the support from friends and football contacts, and ask you to respect my decision and my privacy.”
His lawyer Anders Runebjer told Swedish paper Aftonbladet that neither he, Eriksson or his family would reveal details about the health concerns.
Runebjer said: “He has a disease, and that means he has limited powers to be the ‘Svennis’ we are all used to seeing.
“That’s the way it is. But at the same time he wants to do as much as he can with football – if he can’t do so he gets bored.”