Manchester City are set to sack manager Sven Goran Eriksson.

The Daily Mail says Eriksson will be sacked by City this weekend. The Swede had widely been expected to leave Eastlands after being criticised by City's Thai owner Thaksin Shinawatra.

And after leading the club's tour of the Far East, Thaksin is understood to have decided to part company with Eriksson, despite impressing City fans by leading them to ninth in the Barclays Premier League last season after uncovering some impressive recruits.

However, the former Lazio, Sampdoria and Benfica chief will walk straight into a new job with the Mexican national team.