Eriksson oversees Leicester win against Thailand
Sven-Goran Eriksson's first match in charge of Leicester ended in a 2-0 win over the Thai national team. Thailand coach Bryan Robson fielded his strongest available side, but first-half goals from Martyn Waghorn and Paul Gallacher were enough to give Leicester a well-deserved victory.
"We did a lot of good things but other things we must be better on. It was good for me to see the team. They made a lot of effort to be disciplined and keep their shape. I am happy with the performance and happy with the result," he said.
After an unhappy spell as manager of Notts County, Eriksson is looking to salvage his managerial reputation, but was anxious to downplay expectations. "At no point have I ever said we have to play Premier League football next season. It is very clear from the owners that they want to be in the Premier League, but whether it will take one year or more I don't know."
Eriksson confirmed that he was looking to bring in some new faces.
"There will probably be new players arriving. I am in a good situation because I spoke to the owner and said 'How much money is on the table?' and the answer was 'You tell me what you need,' so that is good. I will wait until Monday when we are back in Leicester to talk about that."
Eriksson added that he expected to be at Leicester for the long term. "I walked out of Notts County because they were fake people and there was no money. I hope to stay here for many years. I have done some research into the Leicester City owners and I have no concerns about working for them."