The agent of Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson insists no agreement has been struck with the Mexican FA.
The Guardian says Eriksson is resigned to being sacked by City's owner, Thaksin Shinawatra, with two seasons remaining on his contract and has turned down an approach from Benfica. The former England manager, who is due to receive a £1m pay-off, is awaiting developments at Chelsea after Avram Grant's dismissal but the Mexican federation is confident of landing him.
In a carefully worded statement, Eriksson's agent, Athole Still, said last night: "There has been no official contact whatsoever. Mr Eriksson is a contracted employee of Manchester City football club. He has not proactively looked for other employment, nor have I. It's all just rumours. Until there is official negotiation or discussion, it's all just hot air."