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Thaksin: Eriksson has Man City job for life

Manchester City boss Sven Goran Eriksson has the job for life, says chairman Thaksin Shinawatra.

Thaksin told the Daily Star: "I think Sven can remain our manager until he retires.

"I didn't expect the team would achieve this kind of level. But I did believe when I arrived that Manchester City could improve a lot.

"And you simply have to hand it to Sven who has done a marvellous job."

He added: "He is a very good football strategist and he teaches the players well. His motivational ability is another important part of his game.

"We consider him as a world-class manager. There are not many of them in football but Sven is certainly one of them."

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