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Eriksson’s secret Rovers history

Sven Goran Eriksson has revealed a gesture from former Blackburn owner Sir Jack Walker means his first visit to Ewood Park as a club manager tomorrow will not even have a hint of bitterness.

When Eriksson canada goose coat 1000 bulbs garland was in charge of Sampdoria, in December 1996, the Swede accepted an offer to manage Blackburn, who had buy canada goose jacket cheap won the Premiership a year and a half previously, with the club’s benefactor hoping a high-profile appointment would keep Rovers in touch with Manchester United. However, with Lazio beginning to show an interest, Eriksson decided he would prefer a return to Italy’s capital, where he had previously managed Roma, to taking charge in Lancashire.

The only stumbling block was the contract he had signed. But, avoiding a potential anyone has got canada goose coat legal battle and without even asking for compensation, Walker tore up the agreement allowing Eriksson to join Lazio, where he went on to win the Scudetto.Walker appointed Roy can you machine wash canada goose jacket Hodgson and despite Blackburn subsequently being relegated at the end of the 1998/99 campaign, Eriksson received a warm reception when he visited as the England manager, avoiding the acrimonious fall-outs that have followed other dalliances with potential new employers.

Eriksson makes his first appearance at Ewood Park 10 years later than he might have when his Manchester City make the short trip tomorrow but the Swede does not expect any hostility after reneging on the contract he signed authentic canada goose jacket sale to work for Walker, who died in 2000.

He said: “It was very, best mens canada goose parka very close. In fact it was even more than close. I don’t feel bad about it. I had signed a deal with Blackburn and I phoned up Jack Walker to see if it was possible to change my best price canada goose jacket outlet usa online store mind. I met him twice. I met him in England and I met him in Italy and at the end I said I’m prepared (to pay) compensation whatever it is. But at buy canada goose coat online the end he said I understand anyone has got canada goose coat you Sven and he took the contract and tore it up and said we are friends forever. That’s it. I didn’t pay them compensation – he didn’t want it. It is a good story.

“The first time canada goose coat 1000 bulbs I went to Blackburn as England manager I wondered what will they say and what comments will be made but there was nothing but welcome.”

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