New Azkals coach faces first big test

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I asked myself, why not do something a little bit different than what I have done before? Coming here working with the team for the AFF Suzuki Cup and Asian Cup, I said to myself that’s why Im here and I’m happy to be here. The players are dedicated and they work hard.”Eriksson brings with him impressive credentials as he takes charge of the Azkals, who are looking for their first major trophy in the Suzuki Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The first goal is to reach the finals of the Suzuki Cup,” said Eriksson, whose team will face Singapore, Timor Leste, Thailand and Indonesia in Group B.The Swede is no stranger to the pressure, having handled England in the 2006 World Cup when the Three Lions had David Beckham, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard in their squad. View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “There’s pressure in every job, but if you don’t embrace that pressure, you have no business coaching in football,” said Eriksson. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Hotshots, Kings eye semis seats MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sven-Goran Eriksson has coached in three editions of the World Cup, won league titles in his native Sweden, Portugal and Italy, but the opportunity to handle an Asian national team on the rise in Asia lured him to take the job with the Philippine Azkals.“It’s different here, but there’s a great opportunity for development,” said the 70-year-old Swede as he was formally unveiled as the coach of the national side beginning with the AFF (Asean Football Federation) Suzuki Cup next week.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img

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