Sacked Leicester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has expressed his sadness at being axed by the club just 13 matches into the new Championship season.
The ambitious clubs Thai owners yesterday decided to relieve the Swede of his duties as the Foxes are sitting 13th on the table and they feel that not good enough after spending around £10million in the summer.
Eriksson admits it is a disappointing time in his career but is confident that Leicester can become an extremely strong football club.
"I am disappointed to be leaving Leicester City Football Club. It was always my aim to lead the club into the Barclays Premier League and I am very sorry that I won't be able to do that," he said in a statement issued by the League Managers' Association.
"I have always thought, and still believe now, that the club will be promoted this season. The current squad is capable and ready to achieve promotion, but football is a results industry and unfortunately we couldn't quite get things right enough of the time.
"Being the manager of Leicester City was an absolute pleasure and I wish everyone connected with the club the best of luck. Leicester City is a great club and I am certain that with the current owners in charge the club will go from strength to strength."