Eriksson and fellow Swede Hans Backe watch their new team

Svennis is back in Sweden

Former England football manager Sven Göran Eriksson is back in Sweden with his new club, Manchester City.

Eriksson, who has managed club sides in Sweden, Italy and Portugal, has given the English team a Swedish feel, appointing compatriots Tord Grip and Hans Backe as assistant coaches.

Now Manchester City is in Sweden for a pre-season tour.They’ve beaten second division side Örgryte 4-1, and their next game will be at the weekend, against Carlstad United, from the third division.

Meanwhile, Freddie Ljungberg, the Swedish national team captain and midfielder with English team Arsenal, looks set to stay in London despite his agent saying a deal with Italian club Fiorentina was being discussed.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that it is 90% likely Ljungberg will start the next season with the Premier League outfit. Ljungberg has made over 300 appearances for Arsenal, and scored some 72 goals.

And fellow Swedish football star Kim Källstrom, once of Stockholm side Djurgårdens, is attracting interest from Spain.

Svenska Dagbladet newspaper reports a number of teams are interested in Källstrom, who currently plies his trade at Lyon in the French league.

Among them are Spanish first division side Valencia, who have reportedly had an offer turned down for the 24-year-old.

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