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Eriksson Jnr coaching Man City partners Thanda Royal Zulu

The son of Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson, Johan Eriksson, is coaching Durban-based Thanda Royal Zulu club in South Africa.

The club is part of City's new network and was bought by a Swedish consortium at the end of last season, relocated and renamed.

"I don't advise him if he doesn't ask for advice but sometimes of course he phones me," Eriksson told the Independent. "It's a first division team - it's a top team but not top of the league, more the other way, so of course sometimes he phones and asks about advise."

Eriksson jnr is ahead of his father in the motivational strategies which have served him so far, his father believes.

"I suppose he is better than me in that because he has been studying sports psychology in the United states for five years. That (skill) he has developed very well but of course he hasn't much experience as a coach. When we had a break here I went down to see them. They lost! But they beat Orlando Pirates in the last game of the league which is one of the biggest clubs down there."

So might Europe ultimately appeal to Johan?

"I don't know. It's very difficult to say. It's his first year as a football coach and he likes it. It's extremely good experience for him. I don't think he has any plans to move. They want to coach that team and build a football academy. It's a very big project."

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