Manchester City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has moved to deny reports that he could be head-hunted by Chelsea following Jose Mourinho's departure.

The City boss was pictured with the West London club's owner Roman Abramovich at their match against Manchester United on Sunday.

Their brief encounter in the Old Trafford stands saw Eriksson linked to the Stamford Bridge hotseat following the departure of Mourinho.

But Eriksson insisted: "If I have a free Sunday afternoon and it's Manchester United v Chelsea, it should almost be criminal in my job not to go and see that match.

"Of course I wanted to see it like most football people in the world. It has nothing to do with Abramovich or Chelsea.

"I have a three-year contract here. I don't know anything about the situation in Chelsea."