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Sven-Goran Eriksson's agent calls Mexico coach rumors 'hot air'

May 28, 2008 |  8:27 am

Sven Sven-Goran Eriksson, the Swede who coached England to consecutive quarterfinal appearances in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, appears poised to become Mexico's next national soccer coach.

Eriksson, who led England in the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, appears to be in line to succeed Hugo Sanchez. His agent, however, says the reports are "hot air."

Photo: Although Sven-Goran Eriksson’s agent denied today that any contract had been signed or that any talks had taken place, the president of Mexico’s soccer federation said Eriksson would be named Hugo Sanchez’s successor as Mexico's coach. Tom Hevezi / Associated Press

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City