Manchester City chairman Thaksin Shinawatra wants manager Sven Goran Eriksson to remain in charge next season.

The Mail on Sunday says there was an awkward handshake between Shinawatra and Eriksson yesterday after a Thai Premier League XI beat Manchester City 3-1 in Bangkok.

They will hold talks this week in which Shinawatra will try to offer his manager an olive branch after failing to lure Luiz Felipe Scolari, Jose Mourinho or Slaven Bilic.

But Eriksson will take a lot of persuading to stay, having become deeply frustrated with the lack of positive action from Shinawatra.