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Ex-Man City boss Eriksson battling for Mexico job

Former Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has no guarantee over the Mexico job.

Eriksson's appointment as Mexico boss is by no means a done deal after the owner of local side Guadalajara, Jorge Vergara, revealed the Swede is one of four candidates for the job.

"He (Eriksson) is one of the four candidates we've been analysing," Vergara told Estadio W radio show.

"We'll hand in our ideas, but we won't make the decision. We'll just hand in the options we have to the committee. On Tuesday, we'll be able to talk longer about this."

Eriksson's expected appointment has come in for criticism amongst some national team players with Carlos Salcido revealing he does not think a coach who can not speak Spanish should take over as coach in the midst of their World Cup qualification campaign.

Vergara, however, does not agree with such opinions, saying: "I have heard so much nonsense since I arrived. I heard that he (Eriksson) does not speak Spanish, that he does not know Mexican football.

"(Ricardo) Lavolpe knew us and he failed. Hugo Sanchez knew us and failed too."

Mexico players Ricardo Osorio and Jared Borgetti have also voiced their disapproval, but it is the comments of PSV Eindhoven defender Salcido that Vergara was particularly critical of.

He added: "Salcido does not speak Dutch nor English. He only speaks Spanish and he is against a foreign, non-Spanish speaking boss to take over. We all should be more reasonable.

"European teams have 10 different languages in their squads and they work perfectly.

"How many non-English speaking players do Manchester United have now and they still win titles. These comments are just nonsense.

"Theses critics are all scared about moving up in quality and other possibilities. We must have enough value to improve and understand we need to move up."

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