Backe returning to Man City

Hans Backe is returning to Manchester City after a spell away on compassionate leave.

Backe was given compassionate leave to be with his family in Sweden a month ago but is due to be back at Carrington on Thursday, where his return will coincide with the Blues' international contingent returning from national duties.

City boss Sven Goran Eriksson told the club's website of his No2: "The other coaches have been sharing the job, and have done very well but Hans will be back in on Thursday."

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