Eriksson says he is not taking North Korea job
Sven-Goran Eriksson says he is committed to Notts County and is not preparing to coach North Korea at the World Cup. North Korea has qualified for the finals for the first time since the 1966 tournament in England. "I haven't had any offers and I have no plans to be manager, or whatever it is, of North Korea," Eriksson, the former England and Mexico coach, said Wednesday as he left Notts County's ground. Notts County executive chairman Peter Trembling also issued a statement dismissing a British newspaper report that the fourth-tier club's director of football was set to take on a role with North Korea. "Notts County have not received any approach nor had any discussions whatsoever with the North Korean FA in relation to Sven Goran Eriksson becoming an interim manager of their national team," Trembling said. Notts County is looking for a new manager after its Middle East owners fired manager Ian McParland earlier this week. "Sven is concentrating all his efforts and is totally focused on the appointment of our new manager," Trembling said.