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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 January 2006, 15:14 GMT
Eriksson's England time in photos

Sven-Goran Eriksson is unveiled as England manager

In October 2000, Sweden's Sven-Goran Eriksson agrees a five-year contract to become England's first foreign manager

Goals from Nick Barmby, Emile Heskey and Ugo Ehiogu ensure his reign starts successfully with a 3-0 win over Spain at Villa Park

He wins his first four games - starting with a 3-0 victory over Spain - the most successful start for an England boss

Sven-Goran Eriksson's finest moment as England manager - the 5-1 win over Germany

Eriksson's first defeat comes in a friendly against Holland but his side bounces back in a 2002 World Cup qualifier in Munich

England captain David Beckham celebrates his equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Greece

And Eriksson guides England to the finals in Japan, with a little help from captain David Beckham's late leveller against Greece

Ulrika Jonsson

However, the Swede's preparations are disrupted by revelations of his affair with television star Ulrika Jonsson

Sven-Goran Eriksson sits (right) while the England bench celebrate David Beckham's penalty winner against Argentina

England beat Argentina 1-0 and draw with Sweden and Nigeria to qualify from the group stages at the 2002 World Cup

The England team after being knocked out of the 2002 World Cup

Denmark are beaten 3-0, but England are dumped out by eventual winners Brazil 2-1 in the quarter-finals

Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring England's equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Macedonia at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium

Eriksson comes under pressure in Euro 2004 qualifying after Steven Gerrard can only rescue a point at home to Macedonia

Sven-Goran Eriksson watches England lose to Australia at West Ham's Upton Park

Eriksson is then criticised for his liberal use of substitutes as England lose a friendly 3-1 to Australia at Upton Park

Sven-Goran Eriksson under the spotlight in Turkey

But he guides England to the Euro 2004 Championships with a 2-1 win in Macedonia and a hard-fought 0-0 draw in Turkey

Sven-Goran Eriksson was pictured in a national newspaper meeting Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon (right)

Yet again, preparations for a major tournament are hampered by speculation linking him to the manager's job at Chelsea

Sven-Goran Eriksson extends his England deal

Eriksson ends the speculation by agreeing a two-year contract extension in March 2004 to take him up to 2008

Sven-Goran Eriksson following England's exit from Euro 2004

England travel to Euro 2004 in high spirits, but lose a penalty shoot-out against hosts Portugal in the quarter-finals

Former Football Association secretary Faria Alam

Eriksson's affair with Football Association secretary Faria Alam awaits his return, but the FA rules he has no case to answer

Sven-Goran Eriksson leaves Windsor Park with England fans calling for the sack

A 1-0 defeat to Northern Ireland in World Cup qualifying sparks calls for Eriksson's exit, but England top their group

Sven-Goran Eriksson leaves the FA after a meeting

Revelations on the eve of the 2006 World Cup again damage Eriksson and the FA say he will quit after the tournament

Sven scratches his head after defeat on penalties to Portugal in 2006

Eriksson's reign as England manager finally ends as his side crash out of the 2006 World Cup on penalties to Portugal

England beaten on penalties again
01 Jul 06 |  World Cup 2006
Experts slam Sven
01 Jul 06 |  England
Final whistle sounds for Eriksson
01 Jul 06 |  Internationals


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