Blackburn's David Dunn and Leeds United's Alan Smith will add to the strength, while goalkeepers Chris Kirkland and Paul Robinson will battle to succeed David Seaman.
This makes Eriksson believe he can shape a golden future for England out of the wreckage of their World Cup bid - and this is why he will announce he has no intention of quitting.
Eriksson's calming influence has made him a mentor to the whole squad, and he is smart enough to know many of the pieces are in place for him to be remembered as the man who restored greatness to English football.
He said: "It is unfortunate we have to leave the tournament, but we leave it with our heads held high.
"We played well in many games and came successfully through a very tough group.
"We had very good wins over Argentina and Denmark, and played very well in the first half against Brazil, but unfortunately in the end it was not enough and we must try again in four years."
And barring any accidents, Eriksson will be the man at the helm again when the World Cup roadshow returns to Germany.