Martin O’Neill reveals he interviewed for the England job after Sven-Goran Eriksson left

Martin O'Neill
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Sven-Goran Eriksson’s spell as England manager reignited optimism around the national team but failed to deliver tournament success.

After Kevin Keegan stepped down following defeat to Germany in the final game at the old Wembley, Eriksson took over and lifted the team’s spirits.

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Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a freelance journalist. He has written for FourFourTwo, BBC Sport and When Saturday Comes among others. A Birmingham City supporter and staunch Nikola Zigic advocate, he once scored a hat-trick at St. Andrew’s (in a half-time game). He also has far too many football shirts and spends far too much time reading the Wikipedia pages of obscure players.