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Man City boss Eriksson has sympathy for McClaren

Sven Goran Eriksson believes there is 'no need' to rule himself out of the running for the England job.

The former England manager insists he is happy in charge of Manchester City, and does not expect any contact from the Football Association.

"I could sit here and speak all afternoon about England - I know a little bit about the job - but I have no intention of doing that," he said.

"I feel sorry for the players and Steve McClaren - of course - and for the fans. Sometimes that [not qualifying] is life.

"There is a lot of speculation everywhere, and a lot of opinions. But I have no idea who is going to be the next England manager. It is not my business."

When quizzed if he though the FA might contact him, Eriksson said: "No, and they will not!"

And when asked if he plans to rule himself out, he added. "There is no need to do so. I am happy where I am."

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