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Veron: English fans will see true Eriksson at Man City

Former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Juan Veron says English fans will see the true talent of Sven Goran Eriksson as Manchester City manager.

Veron told the Daily Mail: "My reputation took a battering in England and Eriksson had the same trouble in charge of the national team.

"But this is where it changes now for him. I think he is about to show England what a great coach he really is.

"I predict that he is about to do for Manchester City what he did for Lazio when I played for him.

"If we analyse his career then I believe that Lazio was his best moment. He won four trophies there by creating a team with a great spirit and confidence. He worked on that right from the moment he arrived.

"Under Eriksson everybody was totally united, the players, the staff and the supporters. There were no divisions. That is his cornerstone. That was the basis of him taking Lazio above clubs like Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan. If he can get that spirit going at City then he can do wonderful things with another big club who have been down for too long.

"For me, his time with England was not so negative, though he did have at his disposal the best generation of English players. But he will do a great job at City. Eriksson has all the qualities needed to be a great Premier League coach."

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