Monday, 18 April 2011

Eriksson to give evidence to fraud office

Leicester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson will give evidence to the Serious Fraud Office after a con that saw him appointed director of football at ailing Notts County.

Eriksson was appointed at the Magpies following a takeover that promised billions of Middle Eastern investment into the East Midlands club. That money never materialised and Eriksson was left high and dry, claiming he became suspicious after the milk bill at the club failed to be paid.

"For me as a football man it was fantastic, building a club from the bottom of League Two and having the funding to do it, to be a Premier League club. It's like a dream, so I signed," said the Swede, "Big mistake. I started to have doubts when they came and told me the milk bill has not been paid."

The fraudulent deal that also hooked-in City bankers and the North Korean government is to be examined in a special Panorama programme, 'The Trillion Dollar Con Man' to be screened on BBC One tonight at 8:30pm.

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