Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Houllier and Sven Linked to Magpies

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Houllier and Sven Linked to Magpies

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Byline: Football

Gerard Houllier and Sven-Goran Eriksson have emerged as potential candidates for the vacant job at Newcastle United even though the Magpies have set their sights on Sam Allardyce.

The Lyon boss and the former England manager, both 59, have been heavily linked with the post vacated by Glenn Roeder despite the fact that Allardyce is an overwhelming favourite.

No talks have taken place between the Tyneside club and either the Frenchman or the Swede and their representatives.

However the Houllier camp have made their interest known, while Eriksson's agent Athole Still says his client would talk to the Magpies if approached.

Still said: "There has been no contact whatsoever, but if Newcastle were interested in Sven-Goran Eriksson, I am sure Sven-Goran Eriksson would be interested in talking to Newcastle.

"Sven is very keen to get back into club football and he would be interested in talking to any club which had real ambition. …

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