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Notts County confirm Eriksson appointment as new director of football

Notts County will unveil Sven Goran Eriksson as the club's new director of football today.

In a statement overnight on nottscountyfc.co.uk, the east Midlands side confirmed Eriksson's appointment.

"Sven will assume his role with immediate effect," read the statement.

"He will be joining with his long-term assistant Tord Grip, who will assume the role of general advisor."

Eriksson will look after the club's youth academy as well as player development, transfer negotiations and building overseas links.

The 61-year-old Swede is looking forward to the challenge.

"I am particularly attracted to this role and the unique opportunity to help build a club over the longer term," he said.

"I will be responsible for all aspects of the football side of the club and in line with the aspirations of the new owners, wish to build the club at the heart of the community.

"We hope to leave a long and lasting legacy for Notts County and its fans."

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