The 72-year-old tactician has managed teams in four continents in his career.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is pleased to see his former players turn into coaches and are managing top clubs all over Europe.

Eriksson who was England’s first foreign manager, coached the ‘Golden Generation’ of the Three Lions and now he is happy to how his players like Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Gareth Southgate have taken up top managerial roles in and across Europe.

The 72-year Swedish tactician had a five-year stint as England’s manager and now he is pleased to see how his former players have matured and taken up roles in the dugouts of top tier football.

A number of former Three Lions stars have taken up managerial jobs. Gareth Southgate is currently managing England after being appointed permanently in Novemeber 2016, while Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have taken charge at Chelsea and Rangers respectively.

Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell who also played under Eriksson is currently managing League One outfit Southend United. Other stars such as Wayne Rooney and Joe Cole are among the players who aspire to become managers one day.

Sven-Goran Eriksson is overwhelmed by the success of his former players as he told The Sun, “It’s great to see my old players evolving into managers and coaches.”

“I remember them as players talking about it. I didn’t have them for one game, I had them for a number of years, and I would be so happy for them if they are to become successful,” he added.

“I am very happy to see Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Gareth Southgate doing so well.”

Sven-Goran Eriksson had a long career as a manager, managing several clubs and national teams in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

Before joining the Three Lions as manager, Sven-Goran Eriksson was in charge of Lazio which had the likes of Diego Simeone, Simone Inzaghi, Roberto Mancini etc. Therefore Eriksson went on highlighting that how his former Lazio players have also developed into top coaches.

‘You have others also coaching and managing and it’s nice to see,” the Swede went on adding.

“I managed Lazio in my last job before I came to England. And of that team, more than 50 percent of them are really good managers around the world,” he said.

“Diego Simeone at Atletico, Roberto Mancini with the Italian national team, Sinisa Mihajlovic at Bologna, Sergio Conceicao at Porto, Simone Inzaghi at Lazio,” he elaborated.

“It is nice to follow them and see what they are doing.”

Despite his failure to secure any silverware with England between 2001-2006, Sven-Goran Eriksson’ contribution still resonates on the football pitch through his former players, with most of them shouldering managerial responsibilities.

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