Eriksson brings Backe to County

Notts County have named Sven-Goran Eriksson's former assistant Hans Backe as manager, the English League Two club said on their website on Tuesday.

The 57-year-old Swede, who was number two to County's director of football Eriksson with the Mexican national team and Manchester City, has signed a three-year deal with the club recently taken over by a mysterious Middle Eastern consortium.

Backe has won four Danish titles with FC Copenhagen and AaB Aalborg and was recently linked with the Swedish national job before replacing Ian McParland at Meadow Lane.