As England coach, Eriksson had a vested interest in the career progression of promising starlets such as Jermaine Jenas and Aaron Lennon, who joined Spurs in the final year of the Swede's reign ahead of the World Cup finals in 2006.
"I don't think it's accurate to say I was asked for my advice," Eriksson said. "But of course I lived in London and so I went to see Tottenham many, many times and I met him (Daniel Levy) many, many times.
"I had breakfast with him sometimes and we talked football because he likes to talk football. I wouldn't say I gave him advice but we talked a lot about young English players.
He added: "I think it's a very good idea to bring in young English players. He tries to take in a lot of young players and the ones they bought are very good. It's a good idea but if you ask me why, I don't know. But it's a good idea. I think it's good for the fans as well."